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Hypoxia, angiogenesis and liver fibrogenesis in the progression of chronic liver diseases 
Claudia Paternostro, Ezio David, Erica Novo, Maurizio Parola 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):281-288. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.281
Hepatic tight junctions: From viral entry to cancer metastasis 
Nikki P Lee, John M Luk 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):289-295. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.289
Observation
Update on collagenous sprue 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):296-298. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.296
Review
Pulmonary involvement and allergic disorders in inflammatory bowel disease 
Nikolaos E Tzanakis, Ioanna G Tsiligianni, Nikolaos M Siafakas 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):299-305. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.299
Heparanase and hepatocellular carcinoma: Promoter or inhibitor? 
Shuo Dong, Xiong-Zhi Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):306-311. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.306
Original Article
Helicobacter pylori and EBV in gastric carcinomas: Methylation status and microsatellite instability 
Adriana Camargo Ferrasi, Nídia Alice Pinheiro, Silvia Helena Barem Rabenhorst, Otávia Luisa Caballero, Maria Aparecida Marchesan Rodrigues, Fabrício Carvalho, Celso Vieira Souza Leite, Marcia Valéria Pitombeira Ferreira, Marcos Aurélio Pessoa Barros, Maria Inês Moura Campos Pardini 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):312-319. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.312
Helicobacter pylori HopE and HopV porins present scarce expression among clinical isolates 
Maritza Lienlaf, Juan Pablo Morales, María Inés Díaz, Rodrigo Díaz, Elsa Bruce, Freddy Siegel, Gloria León, Paul R Harris, Alejandro Venegas 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):320-329. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.320
Aberrant gene methylation in the peritoneal fluid is a risk factor predicting peritoneal recurrence in gastric cancer 
Masatsugu Hiraki, Yoshihiko Kitajima, Seiji Sato, Jun Nakamura, Kazuyoshi Hashiguchi, Hirokazu Noshiro, Kohji Miyazaki 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):330-338. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.330
Expression of p53, c-erbB-2 and Ki67 in intestinal metaplasia and gastric carcinoma 
Yao Zheng, Lin Wang, Jian-Ping Zhang, Jing-Yan Yang, Zhu-Mei Zhao, Xiao-Ying Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):339-344. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.339
Brief Article
Prevalence of diverticulosis in recurrent Clostridium difficile infection 
Michael J Lipp, Odelya E Pagovich, David Rabin, Albert D Min, Brett B Bernstein 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):345-347. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.345
Body composition changes after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in patients with cirrhosis 
Jonathan Montomoli, Peter Holland-Fischer, Giampaolo Bianchi, Henning Grønbæk, Hendrik Vilstrup, Giulio Marchesini, Marco Zoli 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):348-353. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.348
Immunogenetic characteristics of patients with autoimmune gastritis 
Aino Mirjam Oksanen, Katri Eerika Haimila, Hilpi Iris Kaarina Rautelin, Jukka Antero Partanen 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):354-358. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.354
NOD2, IL23R and ATG16L1 polymorphisms in Lithuanian patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Jurgita Sventoraityte, Aida Zvirbliene, Andre Franke, Ruta Kwiatkowski, Gediminas Kiudelis, Limas Kupcinskas, Stefan Schreiber 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):359-364. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.359
Leukocyte-technetium-99m uptake in Crohn’s disease: Does it show subclinical disease? 
Luciene G Mota, Luiz GV Coelho, Carlos JR Simal, Maria LA Ferrari, Clodomiro Toledo, Josep Martin-Comin, Simone OF Diniz, Valbert N Cardoso 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):365-371. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.365
Genetic variants involved in gallstone formation and capsaicin metabolism, and the risk of gallbladder cancer in Chilean women 
Sergio Báez, Yasuo Tsuchiya, Alfonso Calvo, Martha Pruyas, Kazutoshi Nakamura, Chikako Kiyohara, Mari Oyama, Masaharu Yamamoto 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):372-378. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.372
HBV genotype C is independently associated with cirrhosis in community-based population 
Jian-Hua Yin, Jun Zhao, Hong-Wei Zhang, Jia-Xin Xie, Wei-Ping Li, Guo-Zhang Xu, Jie Shen, Hong-Jun Dong, Jun Zhang, Lin Wang, Jian-Kang Han, Hong-Yang Wang, Guang-Wen Cao 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):379-383. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.379
Gentiana manshurica Kitagawa prevents acetaminophen-induced acute hepatic injury in mice via inhibiting JNK/ERK MAPK pathway 
Ai-Yan Wang, Li-Hua Lian, Ying-Zi Jiang, Yan-Ling Wu, Ji-Xing Nan 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):384-391. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.384
Case Report
A laterally-spreading tumor in a colonic interposition treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection 
Hideaki Bando, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Kuang-I Fu, Yasuhiro Oono, Takashi Kojima, Keiko Minashi, Tomonori Yano, Takahisa Matsuda, Yutaka Saito, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Atsushi Ohtsu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):392-394. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.392
Actinomycosis of the appendix mimicking appendiceal tumor: A case report 
Sang-Yun Lee, Hee-Jin Kwon, Jin-Han Cho, Jong-Young Oh, Kyung-Jin Nam, Jin-Hwa Lee, Seong-Kuk Yoon, Myong-Jin Kang, Jin-Sook Jeong 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):395-397. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.395
Cerebral lipiodol embolism following transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Lu Wu, Ye-Fa Yang, Jun Liang, Shu-Qun Shen, Nai-Jian Ge, Meng-Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(3):398-402. Published online Jan 21, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i3.398