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Black esophagus: Acute esophageal necrosis syndrome 
Grigoriy E Gurvits 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3219-3225. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3219
Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in the Middle East: A new enigma? 
Nawfal R Hussein 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3226-3234. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3226
Guidelines For Basic Science
Two-layer cold storage method for pancreas and islet cell transplantation 
Yasuhiro Fujino 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3235-3238. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3235
Review
Interstitial cells of Cajal, the Maestro in health and disease 
Randa M Mostafa, Yasser M Moustafa, Hosam Hamdy 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3239-3248. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3239
Original Article
Nardostachys jatamansi extract protects against cytokine-induced β-cell damage and streptozotocin-induced diabetes 
Mi-Young Song, Ui-Jin Bae, Bong-Hee Lee, Kang-Beom Kwon, Eun-A Seo, Sung-Joo Park, Min-Sun Kim, Ho-Joon Song, Keun-Sang Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Do-Gon Ryu, Byung-Hyun Park 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3249-3257. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3249
CD74 is a survival receptor on colon epithelial cells 
Nitsan Maharshak, Sivan Cohen, Frida Lantner, Gili Hart, Lin Leng, Richard Bucala, Idit Shachar 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3258-3266. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3258
Identification of cytokines involved in hepatic differentiation of mBM-MSCs under liver-injury conditions 
Xue-Jun Dong, Hui Zhang, Ruo-Lang Pan, Li-Xin Xiang, Jian-Zhong Shao 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3267-3278. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3267
Randomized controlled trial of minimally invasive surgery using acellular dermal matrix for complex anorectal fistula 
Ma-Mu-Ti-Jiang A ba-bai-ke-re, Hao Wen, Hong-Guo Huang, Hui Chu, Ming Lu, Zhong-Sheng Chang, Er-Ha-Ti Ai, Kai Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3279-3286. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3279
Brief Article
Safety of same-day endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography under conscious sedation 
Kendrick Che, Natasha Muckova, Snorri Olafsson, Wichit Srikureja 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3287-3291. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3287
Functional magnetic resonance imaging in an animal model of pancreatic cancer 
Robert J Lewandowski, Aaron C Eifler, David J Bentrem, Johnathan C Chung, Dingxin Wang, Gayle E Woloschak, Guang-Yu Yang, Robert Ryu, Riad Salem, Andrew C Larson, Reed A Omary 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3292-3298. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3292
Wireless capsule endoscopy and proximal small bowel lesions in Crohn’s disease 
Carmelina Petruzziello, Sara Onali, Emma Calabrese, Francesca Zorzi, Marta Ascolani, Giovanna Condino, Elisabetta Lolli, Paola Naccarato, Francesco Pallone, Livia Biancone 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3299-3304. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3299
Experience with the surgical treatment of hepatic hydatidosis: Case series with follow-up 
Hector Losada Morales, Luis Burgos San Juan, Jorge Silva Abarca, Cesar Muñoz Castro 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3305-3309. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3305
Comparison of different nutritional assessments in detecting malnutrition among gastric cancer patients 
Seung Wan Ryu, In Ho Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3310-3317. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3310
Oncological outcome of unresectable lung metastases without extrapulmonary metastases in colorectal cancer 
Wen-Hua Li, Jun-Jie Peng, Jia-Qing Xiang, Wei Chen, San-Jun Cai, Wen Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3318-3324. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3318
Relationship between let-7a and gastric mucosa cancerization and its significance 
Yi-Min Zhu, Zheng-Xiang Zhong, Zhi-Ming Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3325-3329. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3325
Paclitaxel ameliorates fibrosis in hepatic stellate cells via inhibition of TGF-β/Smad activity 
Jun Zhou, De-Wu Zhong, Qun-Wei Wang, Xiong-Ying Miao, Xun-Di Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3330-3334. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3330
Case Report
Vanishing bile duct syndrome in human immunodeficiency virus: Nevirapine hepatotoxicity revisited 
Rajan Kochar, Moises I Nevah, Frank J Lukens, Michael B Fallon, Victor I Machicao 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3335-3338. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3335
Isolated ileal perforation due to cytomegalovirus reactivation during management of terbinafine hypersensitivity 
Soichi Sano, Hiroki Ueno, Keiko Yamagami, Yosuke Yakushiji, Yoshihiro Isaka, Isao Kawasaki, Masashi Takemura, Takeshi Inoue, Masayuki Hosoi 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3339-3342. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3339
Abdominal separation in an adult male patient with acute abdominal pain 
Bao-Lin Liu, Yang Chen, Shi-Qing Liu, Xiao-Bo Zhang, Dong-Xu Cui, Xian-Wei Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 16(26):3343-3346. Published online Jul 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i26.3343