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Oxidative stress and antioxidants in hepatic pathogenesis 
Hye-Lin Ha, Hye-Jun Shin, Mark A Feitelson, Dae-Yeul Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6035-6043. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6035
Hepatic organ protection: From basic science to clinical practice 
Rene Schmidt 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6044-6045. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6044
Topic Highlight
Regulation of hepatic blood flow: The hepatic arterial buffer response revisited 
Christian Eipel, Kerstin Abshagen, Brigitte Vollmar 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6046-6057. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6046
Molecular mechanisms of liver preconditioning 
Elisa Alchera, Caterina Dal Ponte, Chiara Imarisio, Emanuele Albano, Rita Carini 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6058-6067. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6058
Heme oxygenase system in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury 
James A Richards, Stephen J Wigmore, Luke R Devey 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6068-6078. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6068
Role of nitric oxide in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury 
Arunotai Siriussawakul, Ahmed Zaky, John D Lang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6079-6086. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6079
Hepatoprotective actions of melatonin: Possible mediation by melatonin receptors 
Alexander M Mathes 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6087-6097. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6087
Current protective strategies in liver surgery 
Kurinchi S Gurusamy, Hector D Gonzalez, Brian R Davidson 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6098-6103. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6098
Original Article
Promoter polymorphism of MRP1 associated with reduced survival in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Jing Zhao, Bing-Yun Yu, Dao-Yuan Wang, Jin-E Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6104-6110. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6104
Impaired PI3K/Akt signal pathway and hepatocellular injury in high-fat fed rats 
Ji-Wu Han, Xiao-Rong Zhan, Xin-Yu Li, Bing Xia, Yue-Ying Wang, Jing Zhang, Bao-Xin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6111-6118. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6111
Brief Article
High prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism 
Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Antonella Tufano, Anna Russolillo, Giovanni Di Minno, Giovanni Tarantino 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6119-6122. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6119
Extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis in children and adolescents: Influence of genetic thrombophilic disorders 
Andrea Pietrobattista, Matteo Luciani, Juan G Abraldes, Manila Candusso, Simona Pancotti, Massimo Soldati, Lidia Monti, Giuliano Torre, Valerio Nobili 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6123-6127. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6123
Tissue factor in predicted severe acute pancreatitis 
Ellen Andersson, Jakob Axelsson, Gunilla Eckerwall, Daniel Ansari, Roland Andersson 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6128-6134. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6128
Role of serotonin in development of esophageal and gastric fundal varices 
Jelena S Rudić, Đorđe M Ćulafić, Duško S Mirković, Rada S Ješić, Miodrag N Krstić 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6135-6138. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6135
Value of duplex doppler ultrasonography in non-invasive assessment of children with chronic liver disease 
Mortada HF El-Shabrawi, Maissa El-Raziky, Maha Sheiba, Hanaa M El-Karaksy, Mona El-Raziky, Fetouh Hassanin, Abeer Ramadan 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6139-6144. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6139
Pegylated interferon α-2b up-regulates specific CD8+ T cells in patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Ji Chen, Yan Wang, Xue-Jie Wu, Jun Li, Feng-Qin Hou, Gui-Qiang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6145-6150. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6145
Short-segment Barrett’s esophagus and cardia intestinal metaplasia: A comparative analysis 
Ying Chang, Bin Liu, Gui-Sheng Liu, Tao Wang, Jun Gong 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6151-6154. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6151
Increasing the frequency of CIK cells adoptive immunotherapy may decrease risk of death in gastric cancer patients 
Jing-Ting Jiang, Yue-Ping Shen, Chang-Ping Wu, Yi-Bei Zhu, Wen-Xiang Wei, Lu-Jun Chen, Xiao Zheng, Jing Sun, Bin-Feng Lu, Xue-Guang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(48):6155-6162. Published online Dec 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i48.6155