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Editorial
Multidisciplinary management of gastric and gastroesophageal cancers 
Markus Moehler, Orestis Lyros, Ines Gockel, Peter R Galle, Hauke Lang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3773-3780. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3773
Autoantibodies in primary sclerosing cholangitis 
Johannes Roksund Hov, Kirsten Muri Boberg, Tom H Karlsen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3781-3791. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3781
Review
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition mediated tumourigenesis in the gastrointestinal tract 
Ammar Natalwala, Robert Spychal, Chris Tselepis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3792-3797. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3792
Observer
Endoscopic stenting-Where are we now and where can we go? 
Mark Terence McLoughlin, Michael Francis Byrne 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3798-3803. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3798
Gastric Cancer
PCR-SSCP-DNA sequencing method in detecting PTEN gene mutation and its significance in human gastric cancer 
Chuan-Yong Guo, Xuan-Fu Xu, Jian-Ye Wu, Shu-Fang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3804-3811. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3804
Heparanase expression, degradation of basement membrane and low degree of infiltration by immunocytes correlate with invasion and progression of human gastric cancer 
Zun-Jiang Xie, Ying Liu, Li-Min Jia, Ye-Chun He 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3812-3818. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3812
Liver Cancer
Killing of p53-deficient hepatoma cells by parvovirus H-1 and chemotherapeutics requires promyelocytic leukemia protein 
Maike Sieben, Kerstin Herzer, Maja Zeidler, Vera Heinrichs, Barbara Leuchs, Martin Schuler, Jan J Cornelis, Peter R Galle, Jean Rommelaere, Markus Moehler 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3819-3828. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3819
Colorectal Cancer
Bcl-xL and Myeloid cell leukaemia-1 contribute to apoptosis resistance of colorectal cancer cells 
Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Roland Ehrenberg, Lothar Hickmann, Binje Vick, Toni Urbanik, Christoph C Schimanski, Martin R Berger, Arno Schad, Achim Weber, Steffen Heeger, Peter R Galle, Markus Moehler 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3829-3840. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3829
Clinical Research
Staging of portal hypertension and portosystemic shunts using dynamic nuclear medicine investigations 
Mircea Dragoteanu, Ioan A Balea, Liliana A Dina, Cecilia D Piglesan, Ioana Grigorescu, Stefan Tamas, Sabin O Cotul 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3841-3848. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3841
Basic Research
Combination of small interfering RNAs mediates greater suppression on hepatitis B virus cccDNA in HepG2.2.15 cells 
Xiao-Min Xin, Gui-Qiu Li, Ying-Yu Jin, Min Zhuang, Di Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3849-3854. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3849
Rapid Communication
Treatment of Helicobacter pylori in surgical practice: A randomised trial of triple versus quadruple therapy in a rural district general hospital 
Siok Siong Ching, Sivakumaran Sabanathan, Lloyd R Jenkinson 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3855-3860. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3855
Pathological evolution of hepatitis C virus-“Healthy carriers” 
Rodolphe Sobesky, Pascal Lebray, Bertrand Nalpas, Anaïs Vallet-Pichard, Hélène Fontaine, Jean-Luc Lagneau, Stanislas Pol 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3861-3865. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3861
Nuclear β-catenin expression as a prognostic factor in advanced colorectal carcinoma 
Adam Elzagheid, Abdelbaset Buhmeida, Eija Korkeila, Yrjö Collan, Kari Syrjänen, Seppo Pyrhönen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3866-3871. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3866
Intrahepatic CD8+ lymphocyte trapping during tolerance induction using mushroom derived formulations: A possible role for liver in tolerance induction 
Mony Shuvy, Tiberiu Hershcovici, Cristina Lull-Noguera, Harry Wichers, Ofer Danay, Dan Levanon, Lidya Zolotarov, Yaron Ilan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3872-3878. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3872
Measurement of circulating levels of VEGF-A, -C, and -D and their receptors, VEGFR-1 and -2 in gastric adenocarcinoma 
Mansour S Al-Moundhri, A Al-Shukaili, M Al-Nabhani, B Al-Bahrani, IA Burney, A Rizivi, SS Ganguly 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3879-3883. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3879
Increased intestinal macromolecular permeability and urine nitrite excretion associated with liver cirrhosis with ascites 
Soong Lee, Seung-Cheol Son, Moon-Jong Han, Woo-Jin Kim, Soo-Hyun Kim, Hye-Ran Kim, Woo-Kyu Jeon, Ki-Hong Park, Myung-Geun Shin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3884-3890. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3884
Change of choline compounds in sodium selenite-induced apoptosis of rats used as quantitative analysis by in vitro 9.4T MR spectroscopy 
Zhen Cao, Lin-Ping Wu, Yun-Xia Li, Yu-Bo Guo, Yao-Wen Chen, Ren-Hua Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3891-3896. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3891
1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 regulates LPS-induced cytokine production and reduces mortality in rats 
Xiao-Ping Qi, Pei Li, Gang Li, Zhen Sun, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3897-3902. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3897
Isolation and biological analysis of tumor stem cells from pancreatic adenocarcinoma 
Peng Huang, Chun-You Wang, Shan-Miao Gou, He-Shui Wu, Tao Liu, Jiang-Xin Xiong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3903-3907. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3903
Assessment of hepatic VX2 tumors with combined percutaneous transhepatic lymphosonography and contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic imaging 
Cun Liu, Ping Liang, Yang Wang, Pei Zhou, Xin Li, Zhi-Yu Han, Shao-Ping Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3908-3913. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3908
Tuberculosis versus non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas involving small bowel mesentery: Evaluation with contrast-enhanced computed tomography 
Peng Dong, Bin Wang, Quan-Ye Sun, Hui Cui 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3914-3918. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3914
Case Report
A new approach to endoscopic treatment of tumors of the esophagogastric junction with individually designed self-expanding metal stents 
Serhat Aymaz, Arno J Dormann 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3919-3921. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3919
Subcutaneous cervical emphysema and pneumomediastinum due to a lower gastrointestinal tract perforation 
Georg B Schmidt, Maarten W Bronkhorst, Henk H Hartgrink, Lee H Bouwman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3922-3923. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3922
Duplication cyst of the small intestine found by double-balloon endoscopy: A case report 
Haruei Ogino, Toshiaki Ochiai, Norimoto Nakamura, Daisuke Yoshimura, Teppei Kabemura, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Hiroshi Matsuura, Akihiko Nakashima, Kuniomi Honda, Kazuhiko Nakamura 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3924-3926. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3924
Intraperitoneal metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma after spontaneous rupture: A case report 
Min-Chang Hung, Hurng-Sheng Wu, Yueh-Tsung Lee, Chih-Hung Hsu, Dev-Aur Chou, Min-Ho Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(24):3927-3931. Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3927