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Review
Role of sex steroid receptors in pathobiology of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Mamta Kalra, Jary Mayes, Senait Assefa, Anil K Kaul, Rashmi Kaul 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):5945-5961. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5945
MYC and gastric adenocarcinoma carcinogenesis 
Danielle Queiroz Calcagno, Mariana Ferreira Leal, Paulo Pimentel Assumpção, Marília de Arruda Cardoso Smith, Rommel Rodríguez Burbano 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):5962-5968. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5962
Insight into congenital absence of the portal vein: Is it rare? 
Guo-Hua Hu‚ Lai-Gen Shen, Jin Yang‚ Jin-Hua Mei‚ Yue-Feng Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):5969-5979. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5969
Liver Cancer
Fibrinogen-like protein 2/fibroleukin prothrombinase contributes to tumor hypercoagulability via IL-2 and IFN-γ 
Kai Su, Fang Chen, Wei-Ming Yan, Qi-Li Zeng, Li Xu, Dong Xi, Bin Pi, Xiao-Ping Luo, Qin Ning 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):5980-5989. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5980
Clinical Research
Rectal administration of d-alpha tocopherol for active ulcerative colitis: A preliminary report 
Seyed Amir Mirbagheri, Behtash Ghazi Nezami, Solmaz Assa, Mannan Hajimahmoodi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):5990-5995. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5990
Basic Research
Dietary glycine blunts liver injury after bile duct ligation in rats 
Matthias Froh, Zhi Zhong, Peter Walbrun, Mark Lehnert, Susanne Netter, Reiner Wiest, Lars Conzelmann, Erwin Gäbele, Claus Hellerbrand, Jürgen Schölmerich, Ronald G Thurman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):5996-6003. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5996
Facilitating effects of berberine on rat pancreatic islets through modulating hepatic nuclear factor 4 alpha expression and glucokinase activity 
Zhi-Quan Wang, Fu-Er Lu, San-Hua Leng, Xin-Sheng Fang, Guang Chen, Zeng-Si Wang, Li-Ping Dong, Zhong-Qing Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6004-6011. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6004
Rapid Communication
Comparison of the chloride channel activator lubiprostone and the oral laxative Polyethylene Glycol 3350 on mucosal barrier repair in ischemic-injured porcine intestine 
Adam J Moeser, Prashant K Nighot, Birgit Roerig, Ryuji Ueno, Anthony T Blikslager 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6012-6017. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6012
Management of recurrent rectal cancer: A population based study in greater Amsterdam 
Roel Bakx, Otto Visser, Judith Josso, Sybren Meijer, J Frederik M Slors, J Jan B van Lanschot 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6018-6023. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6018
Prospective evaluation of laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass in patients with clinically severe obesity 
Konstantinos Vagenas, Spyros Panagiotopoulos, Ioannis Kehagias, Stavros Nikolaos Karamanakos, Nancy Mead, Fotis Kalfarentzos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6024-6029. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6024
Is ineffective esophageal motility associated with gastropharyngeal reflux disease? 
Kyung Yup Kim, Gwang Ha Kim, Dong Uk Kim, Soo Geun Wang, Byung Joo Lee, Jin Choon Lee, Do Youn Park, Geun Am Song 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6030-6035. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6030
Decreased phagocytic activity of Kupffer cells in a rat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis model 
Tatsuhiro Tsujimoto, Hideto Kawaratani, Toshiyuki Kitazawa, Toshiko Hirai, Hajime Ohishi, Mitsuteru Kitade, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Masahito Uemura, Hiroshi Fukui 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6036-6043. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6036
Torque teno virus: Its prevalence and isotypes in North India 
Mohammad Irshad, Shiwani Singh, Khushboo Irshad, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Yogendra Kumar Joshi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6044-6051. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6044
Overall expression of beta-catenin outperforms its nuclear accumulation in predicting outcomes of colorectal cancers 
Worrawit Wanitsuwan, Samornmas Kanngurn, Teeranut Boonpipattanapong, Rassamee Sangthong, Surasak Sangkhathat 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6052-6059. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6052
Therapeutic effect of traditional Chinese medicine on coagulation disorder and accompanying intractable jaundice in hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis patients 
Yang-Mei Li, Hong-Zhi Yang, Wei-Bing Guan, Qian-Shan Ke, Min Dai, He-Ping Xie, Shi-Jun Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6060-6064. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6060
Drug utilization of clarithromycin for gastrointestinal disease treatment 
Quan Zhou, Ling-Ling Zhu, Xiao-Feng Yan, Wen-Sheng Pan, Su Zeng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6065-6071. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6065
Distinct expression patterns in hepatitis B virus- and hepatitis C virus-infected hepatocellular carcinoma 
Chun-Feng Lee, Zhi-Qiang Ling, Ting Zhao, Kuan-Rong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6072-6077. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6072
Case Report
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy in patients with failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography 
Takao Itoi, Fumihide Itokawa, Atsushi Sofuni, Toshio Kurihara, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Kentaro Ishii, Shujiro Tsuji, Nobuhito Ikeuchi, Fuminori Moriyasu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6078-6082. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6078
A unique case of collagenous colitis presenting as protein-losing enteropathy successfully treated with prednisolone 
Soichi Sano, Keiko Yamagami, Ayako Tanaka, Minako Nishio, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Yuki Kubo, Takeshi Inoue, Wataru Ueda, Kiyotaka Okawa, Katsunobu Yoshioka 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6083-6086. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6083
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis following alpha-glucosidase inhibitor treatment: A case report and review of the literature 
Tatsuhiro Tsujimoto, Erika Shioyama, Kei Moriya, Hideto Kawaratani, Yasuyo Shirai, Masahisa Toyohara, Akira Mitoro, Jun-ichi Yamao, Hisao Fujii, Hiroshi Fukui 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6087-6092. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6087
Endoscopic fibrin glue injection for closure of pancreatocutaneous fistula following transgastric endoscopic necrosectomy 
Ji Woong Jang, Do Hyun Park, Sung-Hoon Moon, Sang Soo Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6093-6095. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6093
Perforation of the colon by invading recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumors during sunitinib treatment 
Hoon Hur, Ae Ryoung Park, Sung Bae Jee, Seung Eun Jung, Wook Kim, Hae Myung Jeon 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6096-6099. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6096
Concomitant gastric carcinoid and gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A case report 
Ying-Lung Lin, Chang-Kou Wei, Jui-Kun Chiang, An-Liang Chou, Chih-Wei Chen, Chih-En Tseng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(39):6100-6103. Published online Oct 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6100