BPG is committed to discovery and dissemination of knowledge
Open-Access Journal
Editorial
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy 
Victoria Geenes, Catherine Williamson 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2049-2066. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2049
Safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in inflammatory bowel disease 
Frank Hoentjen, Ad A van Bodegraven 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2067-2073. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2067
Topic Highlight
Clinical applications of hepatocyte transplantation 
Giada Pietrosi, Giovanni Battista Vizzini, Salvatore Gruttadauria, Bruno Gridelli 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2074-2077. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2074
Observation
Tropheryma whipplei Infection 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2078-2080. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2078
Review
Importance of nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease 
Alfredo José Lucendo, Livia Cristina De Rezende 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2081-2088. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2081
Original Articles
High miR-196a levels promote the oncogenic phenotype of colorectal cancer cells 
Carl Christoph Schimanski, Kirsten Frerichs, Fareed Rahman, Martin Berger, Hauke Lang, Peter R Galle, Markus Moehler, Ines Gockel 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2089-2096. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2089
Bile-acid-activated farnesoid X receptor regulates hydrogen sulfide production and hepatic microcirculation 
Barbara Renga, Andrea Mencarelli, Marco Migliorati, Eleonora Distrutti, Stefano Fiorucci 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2097-2108. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2097
Involvement of 90-kuD ribosomal S6 kinase in collagen type I expression in rat hepatic fibrosis 
Miao-Fang Yang, Jun Xie, Xiao-Yi Gu, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Andrew K Davey, Shuang-Jie Zhang, Ji-Ping Wang, Ren-Min Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2109-2115. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2109
Components of the mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade are activated in hepatic cells by Echinococcus multilocularis metacestode 
Ren-Yong Lin, Jun-Hua Wang, Xiao-Mei Lu, Xiao-Tao Zhou, Georges Mantion, Hao Wen, Dominique A Vuitton, Lysiane Richert 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2116-2124. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2116
C-type natriuretic-peptide-potentiated relaxation response of gastric smooth muscle in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats 
Ying-Lan Cai, Dong-Yuan Xu, Xiang-Lan Li, Zhang-Xun Qiu, Zheng Jin, Wen-Xie Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2125-2131. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2125
Brief Articles
Hyperferritinemia is a risk factor for steatosis in chronic liver disease 
Anna Licata, Maria Elena Nebbia, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Giovanna Lo Iacono, Francesco Barbaria, Virna Brucato, Nicola Alessi, Salvatore Porrovecchio, Vito Di Marco, Antonio Craxì, Calogero Cammà 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2132-2138. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2132
Evaluation of a rabbit rectal VX2 carcinoma model using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging 
Xin-Mei Liang, Guang-Yu Tang, Ying-Sheng Cheng, Bi Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2139-2144. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2139
Clinicopathological significance of B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion site 1 expression in gastric carcinoma and its precancerous lesion 
Jing Zhao, Xiang-Dong Luo, Chun-Li Da, Yan Xin 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2145-2150. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2145
Efficacy of β-adrenergic blocker plus 5-isosorbide mononitrate and endoscopic band ligation for prophylaxis of esophageal variceal rebleeding: A meta-analysis 
Shi-Hua Ding, Jun Liu, Jian-Ping Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2151-2155. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2151
Case Report
Unusual presentations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis: Case series and review of literature 
Rafiq A Sheikh, Thomas P Prindiville, R Erick Pecha, Boris H Ruebner 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2156-2161. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2156
Endoscopic submucosal dissection of a rectal carcinoid tumor using grasping type scissors forceps 
Kazuya Akahoshi, Yasuaki Motomura, Masaru Kubokawa, Noriaki Matsui, Manami Oda, Risa Okamoto, Shingo Endo, Naomi Higuchi, Yumi Kashiwabara, Masafumi Oya, Hidefumi Akahane, Haruo Akiba 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2162-2165. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2162
Lansoprazole-associated collagenous colitis: Diffuse mucosal cloudiness mimicking ulcerative colitis 
Mitsuro Chiba, Takeshi Sugawara, Haruhiko Tozawa, Hidehiko Tsuda, Toru Abe, Takuo Tokairin, Iwao Ono, Eriko Ushiyama 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2166-2169. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2166
Letters To The Editor
Emerging clinical and therapeutic applications of Nigella sativa in gastroenterology 
Shailendra Kapoor 
World J Gastroenterol 15(17):2170-2171. Published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2170