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Serum levels of angiotensin converting enzyme as a biomarker of liver fibrosis 
Aline Silva Miranda, Ana Cristina Simões e Silva 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8439-8442. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8439
Minireviews
Mechanisms of autophagy activation in endothelial cell and their targeting during normothermic machine liver perfusion 
Yuri L Boteon, Richard Laing, Hynek Mergental, Gary M Reynolds, Darius F Mirza, Simon C Afford, Ricky H Bhogal 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8443-8451. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8443
Basic Study
Human small intestine is capable of restoring barrier function after short ischemic periods 
Dirk HSM Schellekens, Inca HR Hundscheid, Claire AJI Leenarts, Joep Grootjans, Kaatje Lenaerts, Wim A Buurman, Cornelis HC Dejong, Joep PM Derikx 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8452-8464. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8452
Stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 in the treatment of colitis and ischemia and reperfusion in rats: New insights 
Antonija Duzel, Josipa Vlainic, Marko Antunovic, Dominik Malekinusic, Borna Vrdoljak, Mariam Samara, Slaven Gojkovic, Ivan Krezic, Tinka Vidovic, Zdenko Bilic, Mario Knezevic, Marko Sever, Nermin Lojo, Antonio Kokot, Marijan Kolovrat, Domagoj Drmic, Jaksa Vukojevic, Tamara Kralj, Katarina Kasnik, Marko Siroglavic, Sven Seiwerth, Predrag Sikiric 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8465-8488. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8465
Exploring pathogenesis of primary biliary cholangitis by proteomics: A pilot study 
Chui-Wen Deng, Li Wang, Yun-Yun Fei, Chao-Jun Hu, Yun-Jiao Yang, Lin-Yi Peng, Xiao-Feng Zeng, Feng-Chun Zhang, Yong-Zhe Li 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8489-8499. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8489
Influence of TBX21 T-1993C variant on autoimmune hepatitis development by Yin-Yang 1 binding 
Wei Sun, Hong-Yan Wu, Song Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8500-8511. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8500
Astragaloside IV inhibits pathological functions of gastric cancer-associated fibroblasts 
Zhen-Fei Wang, Da-Guang Ma, Zhe Zhu, Yong-Ping Mu, Yong-Yan Yang, Li Feng, Hao Yang, Jun-Qing Liang, Yong-Yan Liu, Li Liu, Hai-Wen Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8512-8525. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8512
Retrospective Cohort Study
Prevalence and outcomes of pancreatic cystic neoplasms in liver transplant recipients 
Ken Liu, Vikram Joshi, Louise van Camp, Qi-Wei Yang, Judith E Baars, Simone I Strasser, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Avik Majumdar, Payal Saxena, Arthur J Kaffes 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8526-8532. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8526
Retrospective Study
Analysis of 12 variants in the development of gastric and colorectal cancers 
Giovanna C Cavalcante, Marcos AT Amador, André M Ribeiro dos Santos, Darlen C Carvalho, Roberta B Andrade, Esdras EB Pereira, Marianne R Fernandes, Danielle F Costa, Ney PC Santos, Paulo P Assumpção, Ândrea Ribeiro dos Santos, Sidney Santos 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8533-8543. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8533
Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel diseases associated with mutation of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein gene 
Takashi Ohya, Masakatsu Yanagimachi, Kentaro Iwasawa, Shuichiro Umetsu, Tsuyoshi Sogo, Ayano Inui, Tomoo Fujisawa, Shuichi Ito 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8544-8552. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8544
Comparison of totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy using an endoscopic linear stapler with laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy using a circular stapler in patients with gastric cancer: A single-center experience 
Chung Sik Gong, Byung Sik Kim, Hee Sung Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8553-8561. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8553
Prognostic significance of pretreatment serum carcinoembryonic antigen levels in gastric cancer with pathological lymph node-negative: A large sample single-center retrospective study 
Jun Xiao, Zai-Sheng Ye, Sheng-Hong Wei, Yi Zeng, Zhen-Meng Lin, Yi Wang, Wen-Hao Teng, Lu-Chuan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8562-8569. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8562
Fecal microbiota transplantation induces remission of infantile allergic colitis through gut microbiota re-establishment 
Sheng-Xuan Liu, Yin-Hu Li, Wen-Kui Dai, Xue-Song Li, Chuang-Zhao Qiu, Meng-Ling Ruan, Biao Zou, Chen Dong, Yan-Hong Liu, Jia-Yi He, Zhi-Hua Huang, Sai-Nan Shu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8570-8581. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8570
Prognostic value of lymph node metastasis in patients with T1-stage colorectal cancer from multiple centers in China 
Zhen-Qiang Sun, Shuai Ma, Quan-Bo Zhou, Shuai-Xi Yang, Yuan Chang, Xiang-Yue Zeng, Wei-Guo Ren, Fang-Hai Han, Xiang Xie, Fan-Ye Zeng, Xian-Tao Sun, Gui-Xian Wang, Zhen Li, Zhi-Yong Zhang, Jun-Min Song, Jin-Bo Liu, Wei-Tang Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8582-8590. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8582
Clinical Trials Study
Association between acute pancreatitis and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth assessed by hydrogen breath test 
Mei Zhang, Hong-Ming Zhu, Fang He, Bang-Yi Li, Xiao-Cui Li 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8591-8596. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8591
Observational Study
Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilatation with sphincterotomy is safe and effective for biliary stone removal independent of timing and size of sphincterotomy 
Usman Iqbal Aujla, Nimzing Ladep, Laura Dwyer, Stephen Hood, Nicholas Stern, Richard Sturgess 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8597-8604. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8597
Person-centered endoscopy safety checklist: Development, implementation, and evaluation 
Hanna Dubois, Peter T Schmidt, Johan Creutzfeldt, Mia Bergenmar 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8605-8614. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8605
Randomized Clinical Trial
Multicenter, randomized study to optimize bowel preparation for colon capsule endoscopy 
David Kastenberg, Wilmot C Burch Jr, David P Romeo, Pankaj K Kashyap, David C Pound, Neophytos Papageorgiou, Ignacio Fernández-Urien Sainz, Carly E Sokach, Douglas K Rex 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8615-8625. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8615
Systematic Reviews
Fusobacterium’s link to colorectal neoplasia sequenced: A systematic review and future insights 
Hisham Hussan, Steven K Clinton, Kristen Roberts, Michael T Bailey 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8626-8650. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8626
Psychiatric morbidity after surgery for inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review 
Marie Strøm Zangenberg, Alaa El-Hussuna 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8651-8659. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8651
Case Report
Stricturing Crohn’s disease-like colitis in a patient treated with belatacept 
Anne Bozon, Guillaume Jeantet, Benjamin Rivière, Natalie Funakoshi, Gaspard Dufour, Roman Combes, Jean-Christophe Valats, Sylvie Delmas, Jean Emmanuel Serre, Michael Bismuth, Jeanne Ramos, Moglie Le Quintrec, Pierre Blanc, Guillaume Pineton de Chambrun 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8660-8665. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8660
Emphysematous pancreatitis associated with penetrating duodenal ulcer 
Claudio Tana, Mauro Silingardi, Maria Adele Giamberardino, Francesco Cipollone, Tiziana Meschi, Cosima Schiavone 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8666-8670. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8666
Infiltrative xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis mimicking aggressive gallbladder carcinoma: A diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma 
Lucas Souto Nacif, Amelia Judith Hessheimer, Sonia Rodríguez Gómez, Carla Montironi, Constantino Fondevila 
World J Gastroenterol 23(48):8671-8678. Published online Dec 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i48.8671