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Current treatment options and response rates in children with chronic hepatitis C 
Stefan Wirth 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):99-104. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.99
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 18(2):105-118. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.105
Review
Immune mechanisms of Concanavalin A model of autoimmune hepatitis 
Hai-Xia Wang, Man Liu, Shun-Yan Weng, Jing-Jing Li, Chao Xie, Hong-Lin He, Wen Guan, Yun-Sheng Yuan, Jin Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):119-125. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.119
Original Article
Suppression of esophageal cancer cell growth using curcumin, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate and lovastatin 
Fei Ye, Gui-Hong Zhang, Bao-Xiang Guan, Xiao-Chun Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):126-135. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.126
Characterization of gastric cancer models from different cell lines orthotopically constructed using improved implantation techniques 
Yan Li, Bo Li, Chun-Ping Xiang, Yu Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Li, Xiao-Ling Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):136-143. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.136
Brief Article
B1a lymphocytes in the rectal mucosa of ulcerative colitis patients 
Lino Polese, Riccardo Boetto, Giuseppe De Franchis, Imerio Angriman, Andrea Porzionato, Lorenzo Norberto, Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro, Stefano Merigliano 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):144-149. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.144
Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 gene amplification in gastric cancer using tissue microarray technology 
Dimitrios Tsapralis, Ioannis Panayiotides, George Peros, Theodore Liakakos, Eva Karamitopoulou 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):150-155. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.150
Protective effect of alcohol consumption for fatty liver but not metabolic syndrome 
Masahide Hamaguchi, Takao Kojima, Akihiro Ohbora, Noriyuki Takeda, Michiaki Fukui, Takahiro Kato 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):156-167. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.156
18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose uptake on PET CT and glucose transporter 1 expression in colorectal adenocarcinoma 
Ran Hong, Sung-Chul Lim 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):168-174. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.168
Prognostic relevance of circulating CK19 mRNA in advanced malignant biliary tract diseases 
Kawin Leelawat, Siriluck Narong, Wandee Udomchaiprasertkul, Jerasak Wannaprasert, Sa-ard Treepongkaruna, Somboon Subwongcharoen, Tawee Ratanashu-ek 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):175-181. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.175
Quality of life and psychological outcome of donors after living donor liver transplantation 
Shu-Guang Jin, Bo Xiang, Lu-Nan Yan, Zhe-Yu Chen, Jia-Ying Yang, Ming-Qing Xu, Wen-Tao Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):182-187. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.182
Case Report
Central nervous system vasculitis and polyneuropathy as first manifestations of hepatitis C 
Roberto J Carvalho-Filho, Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon, Luciano HL Tolentino, Leonardo L Schiavon, Maria Lucia G Ferraz, Antonio Eduardo B Silva 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):188-191. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.188
Concurrent systemic AA amyloidosis can discriminate primary sclerosing cholangitis from IgG4-associated cholangitis 
Takehiro Kato, Atsumasa Komori, Sung-Kwan Bae, Kiyoshi Migita, Masahiro Ito, Yasuhide Motoyoshi, Seigo Abiru, Hiromi Ishibashi 
World J Gastroenterol 18(2):192-196. Published online Jan 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i2.192