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Editorial
Diet and epigenetics in colon cancer 
Minna Nyström, Marja Mutanen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):257-263. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.257
Guidelines Basic Science
Genetic mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of tropical calcific pancreatitis 
Swapna Mahurkar, D Nageshwar Reddy, G Venkat Rao, Giriraj Ratan Chandak 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):264-269. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.264
Review
Breastfeeding and genetic factors in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease in children 
Theresa A Mikhailov, Sylvia E Furner 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):270-279. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.270
Liver cirrhosis and diabetes: Risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical implications and management 
Diego Garcia-Compean, Joel Omar Jaquez-Quintana, Jose Alberto Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado-Garza 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):280-288. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.280
Topic Highlight
Contrast-enhanced 3D ultrasound in the radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors 
Edward Leen, Senthil Kumar, Shahid A Khan, Gavin Low, Keh Oon Ong, Paul Tait, Mike Averkiou 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):289-299. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.289
Original Articles
Transient and etiology-related transcription regulation in cirrhosis prior to hepatocellular carcinoma occurrence 
Frédérique Caillot, Céline Derambure, Paulette Bioulac-Sage, Arnaud François, Michel Scotte, Odile Goria, Martine Hiron, Maryvonne Daveau, Jean-Philippe Salier 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):300-309. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.300
Effects of ciglitazone and troglitazone on the proliferation of human stomach cancer cells 
Chan Woo Cheon, Dae Hwan Kim, Dong Heon Kim, Yong Hoon Cho, Jae Hun Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):310-320. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.310
Therapeutic effects of four strains of probiotics on experimental colitis in mice 
Lin-Lin Chen, Xue-Hong Wang, Yi Cui, Guang-Hui Lian, Jie Zhang, Chun-Hui Ouyang, Fang-Gen Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):321-327. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.321
Brief Articles
Evolution and predictive factors of thyroid disorder due to interferon alpha in the treatment of hepatitis C 
Moana Gelu-Simeon, Aurore Burlaud, Jacques Young, Gilles Pelletier, Catherine Buffet 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):328-333. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.328
Prevalence of bile reflux in gastroesophageal reflux disease patients not responsive to proton pump inhibitors 
Luigi Monaco, Antonio Brillantino, Francesco Torelli, Michele Schettino, Giuseppe Izzo, Angelo Cosenza, Natale Di Martino 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):334-338. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.334
Does clamping during liver surgery predispose to thrombosis of the hepatic veins? Analysis of 210 cases 
Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Vaia Stafyla, Athanasios Marinis, Vassilios Koutoulidis, Kassiani Theodoraki, Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Ioannis Vassiliou, Nikolaos Dafnios, Georgios Fragulidis, Vassilios Smyrniotis 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):339-343. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.339
A study of pulmonary embolism after abdominal surgery in patients undergoing prophylaxis 
Mirko D Kerkez, Đorđe M Ćulafić, Dragana D Mijač, Vitomir I Ranković, Nebojša S Lekić, Dejan Ž Stefanović 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):344-348. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.344
Usefulness of magnifying endoscopy in post-endoscopic resection scar for early gastric neoplasm: A prospective short-term follow-up endoscopy study 
Tae Hoon Lee, Il-Kwun Chung, Ji-Young Park, Chang Kyun Lee, Suck-Ho Lee, Hong Soo Kim, Sang-Heum Park, Sun-Joo Kim, Hyun-Deuk Cho, Young Hwangbo 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):349-355. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.349
Genomic-wide analysis of lymphatic metastasis-associated genes in human hepatocellular carcinoma 
Chun-Feng Lee, Zhi-Qiang Ling, Ting Zhao, Shih-Hua Fang, Weng-Cheng Chang, San-Chih Lee, Kuan-Rong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):356-365. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.356
Prophylactic effect of glyceryl trinitrate on post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: A randomized placebo-controlled trial 
Jian-Yu Hao, Dong-Fang Wu, Yue-Zeng Wang, Ying-Xin Gao, Hai-Po Lang, Wei-Zhen Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):366-368. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.366
Impact of p27mt gene on transplantation model of human colorectal cancer in nude mice 
Jun Chen, Wu-Hua Ding, Guang-Xin Lu, Shao-Yong Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):369-372. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.369
Case Report
Pedunculated Brunner’s gland hamartoma of the duodenum causing upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage 
Shoji Hirasaki, Motoharu Kubo, Atsushi Inoue, Yasuyuki Miyake, Hisako Oshiro 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):373-375. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.373
Letters To The Editor
Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas 
Wolfgang J Schnedl, Claudia Piswanger-Soelkner, Sandra J Wallner, Robert Krause, Rainer W Lipp 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):376-377. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.376
Another new variant of Bouveret’s syndrome 
Seong-Heum Park, Sang-Woo Lee, Tae-Jin Song 
World J Gastroenterol 15(3):378-379. Published online Jan 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.378