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Editorial
Role of symptoms in diagnosis and outcome of gastric cancer 
Giovanni Maconi, Gianpiero Manes, Gabriele Bianchi Porro 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1149-1155. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1149
Observer
Adult autoimmune enteropathy 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1156-1158. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1156
Review
Current status and future strategies of cytoreductive surgery plus intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis 
Hassan Alaa Hammed al-Shammaa, Yan Li, Yutaka Yonemura 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1159-1166. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1159
Esophageal Cancer
In vivo anti-tumor effect of hybrid vaccine of dendritic cells and esophageal carcinoma cells on esophageal carcinoma cell line 109 in mice with severe combined immune deficiency 
Guang-Hua Guo, Su-Zuan Chen, Jing Yu, Juan Zhang, Li-Li Luo, Li-Hua Xie, Zhong-Jing Su, Hong-Mei Dong, Hong Xu, Li-Biao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1167-1174. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1167
Gastric Cancer
Localization and translocation of RhoA protein in the human gastric cancer cell line SGC-7901 
Yan Tao, Yong-Chang Chen, Yue-Ying Li, Shu-Qin Yang, Wen-Rong Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1175-1181. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1175
Liver Cancer
Prokineticin 2/Bv8 is expressed in Kupffer cells in liver and is down regulated in human hepatocellular carcinoma 
Justin Monnier, Claire Piquet-Pellorce, Jean-Jacques Feige, Orlando Musso, Bruno Clément, Bruno Turlin, Nathalie Théret, Michel Samson 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1182-1191. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1182
Basic Research
Probiotic Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremoris and Streptococcus thermophilus induce IL-12 and IFN-γ production 
Riina A Kekkonen, Elina Kajasto, Minja Miettinen, Ville Veckman, Riitta Korpela, Ilkka Julkunen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1192-1203. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1192
Establishment and characterization of a new cell line derived from human colorectal laterally spreading tumor 
Xin-Ying Wang, Zhou-Sheng Lai, Chung-Man Yeung, Ji-De Wang, Wen Deng, Hoi Yee Li, Yu-Jing Han, Hsiang-Fu Kung, Bo Jiang, Marie Chia-mi Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1204-1211. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1204
Clinical Research
Highly metabolic thrombus of the portal vein: 18F fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computer tomography demonstration and clinical significance in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Long Sun, Yong-Song Guan, Wei-Ming Pan, Gui-Bing Chen, Zuo-Ming Luo, Ji-Hong Wei, Hua Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1212-1217. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1212
Rapid Communication
Diagnosis of mild chronic pancreatitis (Cambridge classification): Comparative study using secretin injection-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic retrograde pancreatography 
Jin Kan Sai, Masafumi Suyama, Yoshihiro Kubokawa, Sumio Watanabe 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1218-1221. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1218
Ameliorative effects of bombesin and neurotensin on trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid-induced colitis, oxidative damage and apoptosis in rats 
Alper Akcan, Sebahattin Muhtaroglu, Hulya Akgun, Hizir Akyildiz, Can Kucuk, Erdogan Sozuer, Alper Yurci, Namik Yilmaz 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1222-1230. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1222
Non-invasive diagnosis of H pylori infection: Evaluation of serological tests with and without current infection marker CIM 
Sufi HZ Rahman, M Golam Azam, M Anisur Rahman, MS Arfin, M Mahbub Alam, Tareq M Bhuiyan, Nasim Ahmed, Motiur Rahman, Shamsun Nahar, MS Hassan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1231-1236. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1231
Hepatitis C virus genotypes distribution and transmission risk factors in Luxembourg from 1991 to 2006 
Francois Roman, Karin Hawotte, Daniel Struck, Anne-Marie Ternes, Jean-Yves Servais, Vic Arendt, Patrick Hoffman, Robert Hemmer, Thérèse Staub, Carole Seguin-Devaux, Jean-Claude Schmit 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1237-1243. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1237
H pylori: Treatment for the patient only or the whole family? 
Yavuz Selim Sari, Didem Can, Vahit Tunali, Orhan Sahin, Oguz Koc, Omer Bender 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1244-1247. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1244
Pre-operative hypoalbuminemia is a major risk factor for postoperative complications following rectal cancer surgery 
Varut Lohsiriwat, Darin Lohsiriwat, Wiroon Boonnuch, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul, Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Narong Lert-akayamanee 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1248-1251. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1248
P wave dispersion is prolonged in patients with Wilson’s disease 
Nurcan Arat, Sabite Kacar, Zehra Golbasi, Meral Akdogan, Yeliz Sokmen, Sedef Kuran, Ramazan Idilman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1252-1256. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1252
Screening serum hepatocellular carcinoma-associated proteins by SELDI-based protein spectrum analysis 
Jie-Feng Cui, Yin-Kun Liu, Hai-Jun Zhou, Xiao-Nan Kang, Cheng Huang, Yi-Feng He, Zhao-You Tang, Toshimasa Uemura 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1257-1262. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1257
Efficacies of β-L-D4A against hepatitis B virus in 2.2.15 cells 
Lin-Lin Gao, Xiao-Yan Wang, Ju-Sheng Lin, Ying-Hui Zhang, Yan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1263-1267. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1263
Effects of antiviral agents and HBV genotypes on intrahepatic covalently closed circular DNA in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients 
Hai-Ying Lu, Li-Wei Zhuang, Yan-Yan Yu, Chong-Wen Si, Jun Li, Jian-Jun Zhang, Zheng Zeng, Xin-Yue Chen, Zhong-Hou Han, Yong Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1268-1273. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1268
Telomerase-specific oncolytic virotherapy for human hepatocellular carcinoma 
Yue-Min Li, San-Tai Song, Ze-Fei Jiang, Qi Zhang, Chang-Qing Su, Guo-Qing Liao, Yi-Mei Qu, Guo-Qing Xie, Ming-Ying Li, Fei-Jiao Ge, Qi-Jun Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1274-1279. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1274
Development of a survival evaluation model for liver transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma secondary to hepatitis B 
Ming Zhang, Bo Li, Lu-Nan Yan, Fei Yin, Tian-Fu Wen, Yong Zeng, Ji-Chun Zhao, Yu-Kui Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1280-1285. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1280
Relationship between the cytotoxin-associated gene-A status of H pylori strains and cerebral infarction in European Caucasians and Chinese Han: A meta-analysis 
Shuo Zhang, Yang Guo, Yan Ma, Yue Teng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1286-1292. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1286
Case Report
A rare presentation of appendiceal diverticulitis associated with pelvic pseudocyst 
Hirotaka Niwa, Takeyuki Hiramatsu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1293-1295. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1293
A squamous metaplasia in a gastric ulcer scar of the antrum 
Young-Seok Cho, Jin-Soo Kim, Hyung-Keun Kim, Jeong-Seon Ji, Byung-Wook Kim, Hiun-Suk Chae, Sok-Won Han, Kyu-Yong Choi, In-Sik Chung 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1296-1298. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1296
Carcinoid tumor of the common bile duct: A rare complication of von Hippel-Lindau syndrome 
Otmane Nafidi, Bich N Nguyen, André Roy 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1299-1301. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1299
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the rectum: Report of a case and review of literature 
Nello Grassi, Calogero Cipolla, Adriana Torcivia, Stefano Mandalà, Giuseppa Graceffa, Alessandro Bottino, Federica Latteri 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1302-1304. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1302
Two cases of duodenal obstruction due to a congenital web 
Mehmet Melek, Yesim Elcuman Edirne 
World J Gastroenterol 14(8):1305-1307. Published online Feb 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1305