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Editorial
Role of cannabinoids in chronic liver diseases 
Anna Parfieniuk, Robert Flisiak 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6109-6114. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6109
Review
Ste20-related proline/alanine-rich kinase: A novel regulator of intestinal inflammation 
Yutao Yan, Didier Merlin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6115-6121. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6115
Natural heme oxygenase-1 inducers in hepatobiliary function 
Giovanni Li Volti, David Sacerdoti, Claudia Di Giacomo, Maria Luisa Barcellona, Antonio Scacco, Paolo Murabito, Antonio Biondi, Francesco Basile, Diego Gazzolo, Raul Abella, Alessandro Frigiola, Fabio Galvano 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6122-6132. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6122
Nutritional management of newborn infants: Practical guidelines 
Xiao-Ming Ben 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6133-6139. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6133
Topic Highlight
Secondary prevention of recurrence by interferon therapy after ablation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis C patients 
Toru Ishikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6140-6144. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6140
Liver Cancer
Diallyl sulfide protects against N-nitrosodiethylamine-induced liver tumorigenesis: Role of aldose reductase 
Safinaz S Ibrahim, Noha N Nassar 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6145-6153. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6145
Viral Hepatitis
Liver stiffness in the hepatitis B virus carrier: A non-invasive marker of liver disease influenced by the pattern of transaminases 
Filippo Oliveri, Barbara Coco, Pietro Ciccorossi, Piero Colombatto, Veronica Romagnoli, Beatrice Cherubini, Ferruccio Bonino, Maurizia Rossana Brunetto 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6154-6162. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6154
Ataxia telangiectasia-mutated-Rad3-related DNA damage checkpoint signaling pathway triggered by hepatitis B virus infection 
Fan Zhao, Ning-Bo Hou, Xiao-Li Yang, Xiang He, Yu Liu, Yan-Hong Zhang, Cong-Wen Wei, Ting Song, Li Li, Qing-Jun Ma, Hui Zhong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6163-6170. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6163
Clinical Research
Does an association exist between chronic pancreatitis and liver cirrhosis in alcoholic subjects? 
Luis Aparisi, Luis Sabater, Juan Del-Olmo, Juan Sastre, Miguel-Angel Serra, Ricardo Campello, Daniel Bautista, Abdalla Wassel, José-Manuel Rodrigo 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6171-6179. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6171
Basic Research
Bravo capsule system optimizes intragastric pH monitoring over prolonged time: Effects of ghrelin on gastric acid and hormone secretion in the rat 
Tobias Rudholm, Per Mikael Hellström, Elvar Theodorsson, Colin Allan Campbell, Peter Geoffrey McLean, Erik Näslund 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6180-6187. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6180
Gardenia jasminoides protects against cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis 
Won-Seok Jung, Young-Seok Chae, Do-Yun Kim, Sang-Wan Seo, Hee-Je Park, Gi-Sang Bae, Tae-Hyeon Kim, Hyo-Jeong Oh, Ki-Jung Yun, Rae-Kil Park, Jong-Suk Kim, Eun-Cheol Kim, Sung-Yeon Hwang, Sung-Joo Park, Ho-Joon Song 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6188-6194. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6188
Rapid Communication
Patient education improves adherence to peg-interferon and ribavirin in chronic genotype 2 or 3 hepatitis C virus infection: A prospective, real-life, observational study 
Patrice Cacoub, Denis Ouzan, Pascal Melin, Jean-Philippe Lang, Michel Rotily, Thierry Fontanges, Marina Varastet, Michel Chousterman, Patrick Marcellin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6195-6203. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6195
Hydrogen breath test for the diagnosis of lactose intolerance, is the routine sugar load the best one? 
Fiorenza Argnani, Mauro Di Camillo, Vanessa Marinaro, Tiziana Foglietta, Veronica Avallone, Carlo Cannella, Piero Vernia 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6204-6207. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6204
Sildenafil does not influence hepatic venous pressure gradient in patients with cirrhosis 
Jens Otto Clemmesen, Annamaria Giraldi, Peter Ott, Kim Dalhoff, Bent Adel Hansen, Fin Stolze Larsen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6208-6212. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6208
Cholangiocarcinoma: A 7-year experience at a single center in Greece 
Alexandra Alexopoulou, Aspasia Soultati, Spyros P Dourakis, Larissa Vasilieva, Athanasios J Archimandritis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6213-6217. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6213
Bcl-2 expression significantly correlates with thymidylate synthase expression in colorectal cancer patients 
Riyad Bendardaf, Raija Ristämaki, Kari Syrjänen, Seppo Pyrhönen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6218-6223. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6218
Quadruple therapy with furazolidone for retreatment in patients with peptic ulcer disease 
Guilherme Eduardo Gonçalves Felga, Fernando Marcuz Silva, Ricardo Correa Barbuti, Tomás Navarro-Rodriguez, Schlioma Zaterka, Jaime Natan Eisig 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6224-6227. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6224
Identification and characterization of genotype A and D recombinant hepatitis B virus from Indian chronic HBV isolates 
Ranjit Chauhan, Syed Naqui Kazim, Manoj Kumar, Jayashree Bhattacharjee, Narayanasamy Krishnamoorthy, Shiv Kumar Sarin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6228-6236. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6228
Effect of a fermented milk containing Bifidobacterium lactis DN-173010 on Chinese constipated women 
Yue-Xin Yang, Mei He, Gang Hu, Jie Wei, Philippe Pages, Xian-Hua Yang, Sophie Bourdu-Naturel 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6237-6243. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6237
Immunogenicity and immunoprotection of recombinant PEB1 in Campylobacter-jejuni-infected mice 
Lian-Feng Du, Zhen-Jiang Li, Xian-Ying Tang, Jun-Qiong Huang, Wan-Bang Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6244-6248. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6244
Midkine accumulated in nucleolus of HepG2 cells involved in rRNA transcription 
Li-Cheng Dai, Jian-Zhong Shao, Li-Shan Min, Yong-Tao Xiao, Li-Xin Xiang, Zhi-Hong Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6249-6253. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6249
Inhibition of pancreatic carcinoma cell growth in vitro by DPC4 gene transfection 
Wei Shen, Guo-Qing Tao, De-Chun Li, Xing-Guo Zhu, Xia Bai, Bing Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6254-6260. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6254
Case Report
Solitary fibrous tumor of the liver expressing CD34 and vimentin: A case report 
Dimitris P Korkolis, Katerina Apostolaki, Chrysanthi Aggeli, George Plataniotis, Emmanuel Gontikakis, Dimitra Volanaki, Maria Sebastiadou, Dimitris Dimitroulopoulos, Dimitris Xinopoulos, George N Zografos, Perikles P Vassilopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6261-6264. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6261
Acute ulcerative jejunal diverticulitis: Case report of an uncommon entity 
Wojciech Staszewicz, Michel Christodoulou, Stefania Proietti, Nicolas Demartines 
World J Gastroenterol 14(40):6265-6267. Published online Oct 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6265