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Prediction of severe acute pancreatitis: Current knowledge and novel insights 
Georgios I Papachristou 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6273-6275. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6273
Hypnosis and upper digestive function and disease 
Giuseppe Chiarioni, Olafur S Palsson, William E Whitehead 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6276-6284. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6276
Review
Interstitial cells of Cajal in the gut - A gastroenterologist’s point of view 
Lucian M Negreanu, Philippe Assor, Bogdan Mateescu, Catalin Cirstoiu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6285-6288. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6285
Current status of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Jian Yang, Lu-Nan Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6289-6297. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6289
Topic Highlight
What's new about ghrelin in 2008? 
Akio Inui 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6298-6298. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6298
Effects of ghrelin on interdigestive contractions of the rat gastrointestinal tract 
Hiroshi Taniguchi, Hajime Ariga, Jun Zheng, Kirk Ludwig, Toku Takahashi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6299-6302. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6299
Growth hormone releasing peptide 2 reverses anorexia associated with chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil in colon cancer cell-bearing mice 
Simona Perboni, Cyril Bowers, Shinya Kojima, Akihiro Asakawa, Akio Inui 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6303-6305. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6303
Characteristic features of ghrelin cells in the gastrointestinal tract and the regulation of stomach ghrelin expression and production 
Zheng Zhao, Takafumi Sakai 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6306-6311. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6306
Feeding behavior and gene expression of appetite-related neuropeptides in mice lacking for neuropeptide Y Y5 receptor subclass 
Hiroshi Higuchi, Takeshi Niki, Tomohiro Shiiya 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6312-6317. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6312
Different effects of ghrelin, des-acyl ghrelin and obestatin on gastroduodenal motility in conscious rats 
Mineko Fujimiya, Akihiro Asakawa, Koji Ataka, Ikuo Kato, Akio Inui 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6318-6326. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6318
Ghrelin and Helicobacter pylori infection 
Hiroyuki Osawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6327-6333. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6327
Ghrelin and gastric acid secretion 
Koji Yakabi, Junichi Kawashima, Shingo Kato 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6334-6338. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6334
Liver Cancer
c-Fos overexpression increases the proliferation of human hepatocytes by stabilizing nuclear Cyclin D1 
Meryem Güller, Kahina Toualbi-Abed, Agnès Legrand, Laurence Michel, Alain Mauviel, Dominique Bernuau, Fanny Daniel 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6339-6346. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6339
Basic Research
Leptin transiently antagonizes ghrelin and long-lastingly orexin in regulation of Ca2+ signaling in neuropeptide Y neurons of the arcuate nucleus 
Daisuke Kohno, Shigetomo Suyama, Toshihiko Yada 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6347-6354. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6347
Metabolism for cyclosporin A during liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in rats 
Shigeki Nagayoshi, Yujo Kawashita, Susumu Eguchi, Yukio Kamohara, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Shungo Miyamoto, Satoshi Mochizuki, Akihiko Soyama, Hirotaka Tokai, Masaaki Hidaka, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Takashi Kanematsu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6355-6359. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6355
Rapid Communication
Protective effects of anti-ricin A-chain RNA aptamer against ricin toxicity 
Shaoan Fan, Feng Wu, Frank Martiniuk, Martha L Hale, Andrew D Ellington, Kam-Meng Tchou-Wong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6360-6365. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6360
Chronic hepatitis C is a common associated with hepatic granulomas 
Ned Snyder, Juan G Martinez, Shu-Yuan Xiao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6366-6369. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6366
Histological abnormalities of the small bowel mucosa in cirrhosis and portal hypertension 
Jamilé Wakim-Fleming, Nizar N Zein, Ana Bennett, Rocio Lopez, Janice Santisi, William D Carey 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6370-6375. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6370
Expression of cell adhesion molecule CD44 in gastric adenocarcinoma and its prognostic importance 
Kamran Ghaffarzadehgan, Mostafa Jafarzadeh, Hamid Reza Raziee, Hamid Reza Sima, Ehsan Esmaili-Shandiz, Hanieh Hosseinnezhad, Ali Taghizadeh-Kermani, Omeed Moaven, Maryam Bahrani 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6376-6381. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6376
Continuous regional arterial infusion therapy with gabexate mesilate for severe acute pancreatitis 
Yoshifumi Ino, Yoshiyuki Arita, Tetsuro Akashi, Toshinari Kimura, Hisato Igarashi, Takamasa Oono, Masayuki Furukawa, Ken Kawabe, Keiichiro Ogoshi, Jiro Ouchi, Toshihiko Miyahara, Ryoichi Takayanagi, Tetsuhide Ito 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6382-6387. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6382
Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and quality of life in the Korean population 
Jeong-Jo Jeong, Myung-Gyu Choi, Young-Seok Cho, Seung-Geun Lee, Jung-Hwan Oh, Jae-Myung Park, Yu-Kyung Cho, In-Seok Lee, Sang-Woo Kim, Sok-Won Han, Kyu-Yong Choi, In-Sik Chung 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6388-6394. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6388
Effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from seal oils on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease associated with hyperlipidemia 
Feng-Shang Zhu, Su Liu, Xi-Mei Chen, Zhi-Gang Huang, Dong-Wei Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6395-6400. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6395
ERCC1 polymorphism, expression and clinical outcome of oxaliplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy in gastric cancer 
Zhao-Hui Huang, Dong Hua, Xiang Du, Li-Hua Li, Yong Mao, Zhi-Hui Liu, Ming-Xu Song, Xi-Ke Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6401-6407. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6401
Case Report
Acalculous cholecystitis due to Salmonella enteritidis 
Maria Lourdes Ruiz-Rebollo, Gloria Sánchez-Antolín, Félix García-Pajares, Maria Antonia Vallecillo-Sande, Pilar Fernández-Orcajo, Rosario Velicia-Llames, Agustín Caro-Patón 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6408-6409. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6408
Splenic rupture following colonoscopy 
Juan Francisco Guerra, Ignacio San Francisco, Fernando Pimentel, Luis Ibanez 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6410-6412. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6410
Therapeutic barium enema for bleeding colonic diverticula: Four case series and review of the literature 
Jun-ichi Iwamoto, Yuji Mizokami, Koichi Shimokobe, Takeshi Matsuoka, Yasushi Matsuzaki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6413-6417. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6413
Polysplenia syndrome with preduodenal portal vein detected in adults 
Hyung-Il Seo, Tae Yong Jeon, Mun Sup Sim, Suk Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6418-6420. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6418
Splenic inflammatory pseudotumor mimicking angiosarcoma 
Chao-Wen Hsu, Chieh-Hsin Lin, Tsung-Lung Yang, Hong-Tai Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6421-6424. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6421
Rare pulmonary and cerebral complications after transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report 
Hua Zhao, Hui-Qin Wang, Qing-Qiu Fan, Xing-Xian Chen, Jian-Ying Lou 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6425-6427. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6425
Port site and distant metastases of gallbladder cancer after laparoscopic cholecystectomy diagnosed by positron emission tomography 
Jian-Bin Hu, Xiao-Nan Sun, Jing Xu, Chao He 
World J Gastroenterol 14(41):6428-6431. Published online Nov 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.6428