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miRNAs in precancerous lesions of the gastrointestinal tract 
Matteo Fassan, Carlo M Croce, Massimo Rugge 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5231-5239. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5231
Impact of liver diseases on the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus 
Po-Shiuan Hsieh, Yen-Ju Hsieh 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5240-5245. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5240
Topic Highlight
Role of genetics in the diagnosis and prognosis of Crohn's disease 
Epameinondas V Tsianos, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Vasileios E Tsianos 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5246-5259. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5246
Original Article
Hepatocellular carcinoma-specific immunotherapy with synthesized α1,3- galactosyl epitope-pulsed dendritic cells and cytokine-induced killer cells 
Ying Qiu, Ming-Bao Xu, Mark M Yun, Yi-Zhong Wang, Rui-Ming Zhang, Xing-Kai Meng, Xiao-Hui Ou-Yang, Sheng Yun 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5260-5266. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5260
Decreased hepatic peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ contributes to increased sensitivity to endotoxin in obstructive jaundice 
Xin Lv, Jian-Gang Song, Hong-Hai Li, Jun-Ping Ao, Ping Zhang, Ye-Sheng Li, Shao-Li Song, Xiang-Rui Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5267-5273. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5267
Brief Article
Impact of early or delayed elective resection in complicated diverticulitis 
Kai Bachmann, Geeske Krause, Tamina Rawnaq, Lena Tomkotter, Yogesh Vashist, Shanly Shahmiri, Jakob R Izbicki, Maximilian Bockhorn 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5274-5279. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5274
Serum Bcl-2 concentrations in overweight-obese subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Giovanni Tarantino, Francesco Scopacasa, Annamaria Colao, Domenico Capone, Marianna Tarantino, Ernesto Grimaldi, Silvia Savastano 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5280-5288. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5280
Impact of changing our cannulation method on the incidence of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis after pancreatic guidewire placement 
Takeshi Hisa, Ryusuke Matsumoto, Masato Takamatsu, Masayuki Furutake 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5289-5294. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5289
Human papillomavirus in upper digestive tract tumors from three countries 
Andres Castillo, Chihaya Koriyama, Michiyo Higashi, Muhammad Anwar, Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, Edwin Carrascal, Lida Mancilla, Hiroshi Okumura, Masataka Matsumoto, Kazumasa Sugihara, Shoji Natsugoe, Yoshito Eizuru, Suminori Akiba 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5295-5304. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5295
Constant serum levels of secreted asialoglycoprotein receptor sH2a and decrease with cirrhosis 
Ron Benyair, Maria Kondratyev, Elena Veselkin, Sandra Tolchinsky, Marina Shenkman, Yoav Lurie, Gerardo Z Lederkremer 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5305-5309. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5305
Predicting tumor response after preoperative chemoradiation using clinical parameters in rectal cancer 
Chan Ho Park, Hee Cheol Kim, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyeon Yun, Woo Yong Lee, Young Suk Park, Doo Ho Choi, Ho-Kyung Chun 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5310-5316. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5310
Mutations around interferon sensitivity-determining region: A pilot resistance report of hepatitis C virus 1b in a Hong Kong population 
Xiao-Ming Zhou, Paul KS Chan, John S Tam 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5317-5323. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5317
Case Report
Ischemic colitis masquerading as colonic tumor: Case report with review of literature 
Parakkal Deepak, Radha Devi 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5324-5326. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5324
Letters To The Editor
Self-expanding metallic esophageal stents: A long way to go before a particular stent can be recommended 
Pankaj Jain 
World J Gastroenterol 17(48):5327-5328. Published online Dec 28, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i48.5327