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Genome-wide association studies - A summary for the clinical gastroenterologist 
Espen Melum, Andre Franke, Tom H Karlsen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5377-5396. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5377
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: Diagnostic and therapeutic approach 
Marcela Kopacova, Ilja Tacheci, Stanislav Rejchrt, Jan Bures 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5397-5408. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5397
Original Article
Gastric ghrelin in relation to gender, stomach topography and Helicobacter pylori in dyspeptic patients 
Krystyna Stec-Michalska, Sebastian Malicki, Blazej Michalski, Lukasz Peczek, Maria Wisniewska-Jarosinska, Barbara Nawrot 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5409-5417. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5409
Effect of growth hormone on small intestinal homeostasis relation to cellular mediators IGF-I and IGFBP-3 
Betul Ersoy, Kemal Ozbilgin, Erhun Kasirga, Sevinc Inan, Senol Coskun, Ibrahim Tuglu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5418-5424. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5418
Expression and localization of Wolfram syndrome 1 gene in the developing rat pancreas 
Rong Xu, Biao Xia, Jie Geng, Jing Shi, Hui Shi, Li Yuan, Wei De 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5425-5431. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5425
Effects of angiopoietin-1 on attachment and metastasis of human gastric cancer cell line BGC-823 
Xi-Long Ou, Hui-Juan Chen, Wei-Hao Sun, Cheng Hang, Liu Yang, Yun-Yan Guan, Fang Yan, Bao-An Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5432-5441. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5432
Stable knockdown of heparanase expression in gastric cancer cells in vitro 
Li-Duan Zheng, Guo-Song Jiang, Jia-Rui Pu, Hong Mei, Ji-Hua Dong, Xiao-Hua Hou, Qiang-Song Tong 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5442-5448. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5442
Brief Article
G-CSF in Peg-IFN induced neutropenia in liver transplanted patients with HCV recurrence 
Francesca Lodato, Francesco Azzaroli, Maria Rosa Tamè, Maria Di Girolamo, Federica Buonfiglioli, Natalia Mazzella, Paolo Cecinato, Enrico Roda, Giuseppe Mazzella 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5449-5454. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5449
Reasons of PEG failure to eliminate gastroesophageal reflux in mechanically ventilated patients 
Emmanuel E Douzinas, Ilias Andrianakis, Olga Livaditi, Dimitrios Bakos, Katerina Flevari, Nikos Goutas, Dimitrios Vlachodimitropoulos, Marios-Konstantinos Tasoulis, Alex P Betrosian 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5455-5460. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5455
Manometric findings in patients with isolated distal gastroesophageal reflux 
Yasemin Ozin, Ulku Dagli, Sedef Kuran, Burhan Sahin 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5461-5464. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5461
Association between Helicobacter pylori seropositivity and digestive tract cancers 
I-Chen Wu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Fang-Jung Yu, Jaw-Yuan Wang, Chao-Hung Kuo, Sheau-Fang Yang, Chao-Ling Wang, Ming-Tsang Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5465-5471. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5465
Etiologic factors of gastric cardiac adenocarcinoma among men in Taiwan 
Mei-Ju Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, Jia-Ming Lin, Ming-Tsang Wu, Fung-Chang Sung 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5472-5480. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5472
Efficacy of surgical resection in management of isolated extrahepatic metastases of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kun-Ming Chan, Ming-Chin Yu, Ting-Jung Wu, Chen-Fang Lee, Tse-Ching Chen, Wei-Chen Lee, Miin-Fu Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5481-5488. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5481
Case Report
Small invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas distinct from branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm 
Hiroki Sakamoto, Masayuki Kitano, Takamitsu Komaki, Hajime Imai, Ken Kamata, Masatomo Kimura, Yoshifumi Takeyama, Masatoshi Kudo 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5489-5492. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5489
Spontaneous liver rupture in a patient with peliosis hepatis: A case report 
Sun-Keun Choi, Jun-Shuo Jin, Soon-Gu Cho, Suk-Jin Choi, Chul-Soo Kim, Yun-Mee Choe, Keon-Young Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5493-5497. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5493
Letters To The Editor
Hepatitis B markers and vaccination-induced protection rate among Albanian pregnant women in Greece 
Ioannis S Elefsiniotis, Elena Vezali, Hero Brokalaki, Konstantinos Tsoumakas 
World J Gastroenterol 15(43):5498-5499. Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5498