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Editorial
Role of chemokines and their receptors in viral persistence and liver damage during chronic hepatitis C virus infection 
Juan R Larrubia, Selma Benito-Martínez, Miryam Calvino, Eduardo Sanz-de-Villalobos, Trinidad Parra-Cid 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7149-7159. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7149
Observer
Crypt region localization of intestinal stem cells in adults 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7160-7162. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7160
Review
Management of Hinchey II diverticulitis 
Soni Soumian, Sudeep Thomas, Prasoon P Mohan, Nadia Khan, Zeeshan Khan, Tirumala Raju 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7163-7169. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7163
Topic Highlight
Laser ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma-A review 
Antony Lawrence Gough-Palmer, Wladyslaw Michal Witold Gedroyc 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7170-7174. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7170
Liver Cancer
Gamma-aminobutyric acid promotes human hepatocellular carcinoma growth through overexpressed gamma-aminobutyric acid A receptor α3 subunit 
Yan Liu, Yue-Hui Li, Feng-Jie Guo, Jia-Jia Wang, Rui-Li Sun, Jin-Yue Hu, Guan-Cheng Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7175-7182. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7175
Clinical Research
Usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in determining treatment efficacy and outcome after pancreatic cancer chemotherapy 
Atsushi Sofuni, Takao Itoi, Fumihide Itokawa, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Toshio Kurihara, Kentaro Ishii, Syujiro Tsuji, Nobuhito Ikeuchi, Fuminori Moriyasu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7183-7191. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7183
Basic Research
Tissue array for Tp53, C-myc, CCND1 gene over-expression in different tumors 
Guo-Yan Liu, Qi Luo, Bin Xiong, Chao Pan, Ping Yin, Hong-Feng Liao, Wei-Chun Zhuang, Hong-Zhi Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7199-7207. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7199
Rapid Communication
Vitamin E treatment for children with chronic hepatitis B: A randomized placebo controlled trial 
Patrick Gerner, Hans-Georg Posselt, Andreas Krahl, Antje Ballauff, Albina Innerhofer, Christa Binder, Tobias G Wenzl, Matthias Zense, Ariadne Hector, Gerhard Dockter, Rüdiger Adam, Jenny Neubert, Martin Claßen, Robert van Gemmern, Stefan Wirth 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7208-7213. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7208
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt-placement increases arginine/asymmetric dimethylarginine ratio in cirrhotic patients 
Michiel PC Siroen, Reiner Wiest, Milan C Richir, Tom Teerlink, Jan A Rauwerda, Friedrich T Drescher, Niels Zorger, Paul AM van Leeuwen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7214-7219. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7214
Four-week pegylated interferon α-2a monotherapy for chronic hepatitis C with genotype 2 and low viral load: A pilot, randomized study 
Akihito Tsubota, Ken-ichi Satoh, Mashu Aizawa, Seishi Takamatsu, Yoshihisa Namiki, Toshifumi Ohkusa, Kiyotaka Fujise, Hisao Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7220-7224. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7220
Pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for genotype Ib chronic hepatitis C in Japan 
Takayuki Kogure, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Koji Fukushima, Futoshi Nagasaki, Yasuteru Kondo, Jun Inoue, Yasunori Matsuda, Eiji Kakazu, Takeshi Yamamoto, Hiroyoshi Onodera, Yutaka Miyazaki, Hiromasa Okamoto, Takehiro Akahane, Tomoo Kobayashi, Yutaka Mano, Takao Iwasaki, Motoyasu Ishii, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7225-7230. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7225
Hepatitis B virus genotypes and lamivudine resistance mutations in Jordan 
Hani A Masaadeh, Wail A Hayajneh, Enayat A Alqudah 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7231-7234. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7231
Tuberculous peritonitis in children: Report of nine patients and review of the literature 
Gönül Dinler, Gülnar Şensoy, Deniz Helek, Ayhan Gazi Kalaycı 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7235-7239. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7235
Inhibition of hepatic interleukin-18 production by rosiglitazone in a rat model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Hai-Ning Wang, Yan-Rong Wang, Guo-Qiang Liu, Zhe Liu, Pei-Xian Wu, Xiao-Ling Wei, Tian-Pei Hong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7240-7246. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7240
Liver resection for benign hepatic lesions: A retrospective analysis of 827 consecutive cases 
Zhi-Qiang Feng, Zhi-Qiang Huang, Li-Ning Xu, Rong Liu, Ai-Qun Zhang, Xiao-Qiang Huang, Wen-Zhi Zhang, Jia-Hong Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7247-7251. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7247
Case Report
Large mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas associated with pregnancy 
Shin-ichi Ikuta, Tsukasa Aihara, Chiaki Yasui, Hiroya Iida, Hidenori Yanagi, Masao Mitsunobu, Ayako Kakuno, Naoki Yamanaka 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7252-7255. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7252
Primary multiple extragastrointestinal stromal tumors of the omentum with different mutations of c-kit gene 
Tadashi Terada 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7256-7259. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7256
Intraoperative pulmonary hypertension occurred in an asymptomatic patient with pre-existent liver cirrhotic and portal hypertension 
Ling Lu, Feng Zhang, Xiang-Cheng Li, Guo-Qiang Li, Chuan-Yong Zhang, Xue-Hao Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7260-7263. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7260
Pregnancy after liver transplantation: Four-year follow-up of the first case in mainland China 
Dong Xia, Hong-Yuan He, Liang Xu, Yi Quan, Huai-Quan Zuo, Lu-Nan Yan, Bo Li, Yong Zeng, Guang-Dong Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7264-7266. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7264
Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of liver in an old female: Case report and review of the literature 
Li Ma, Yue-Ping Liu, Cui-Zhi Geng, Zhi-Hui Tian, Guo-Xiang Wu, Xiao-Ling Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7267-7270. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7267
Letters To The Editor
Differentiation of Behcet’s disease from inflammatory bowel diseases: Anti-saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody and anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody 
Levent Filik, Ibrahim Biyikoglu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(47):7271-7271. Published online Dec 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7271