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Drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: Current state of the art 
Antonio Facciorusso 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):161-169. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.161
Basic Study
Antifibrogenic effects of vitamin D derivatives on mouse pancreatic stellate cells 
Peter Wallbaum, Sarah Rohde, Luise Ehlers, Falko Lange, Alexander Hohn, Carina Bergner, Sarah Marie Schwarzenböck, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert Jaster 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):170-178. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.170
Metabolic and hepatic effects of liraglutide, obeticholic acid and elafibranor in diet-induced obese mouse models of biopsy-confirmed nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 
Kirstine S Tølbøl, Maria NB Kristiansen, Henrik H Hansen, Sanne S Veidal, Kristoffer TG Rigbolt, Matthew P Gillum, Jacob Jelsing, Niels Vrang, Michael Feigh 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):179-194. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.179
INT-767 improves histopathological features in a diet-induced ob/ob mouse model of biopsy-confirmed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis 
Jonathan D Roth, Michael Feigh, Sanne S Veidal, Louise KD Fensholdt, Kristoffer T Rigbolt, Henrik H Hansen, Li C Chen, Mathieu Petitjean, Weslyn Friley, Niels Vrang, Jacob Jelsing, Mark Young 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):195-210. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.195
Novel concept of endoscopic device delivery station system for rapid and tight attachment of polyglycolic acid sheet 
Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Noriko Nishiyama, Tsutomu Masaki 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):211-215. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.211
β-arrestin 2 attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced liver injury via inhibition of TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway-mediated inflammation in mice 
Meng-Ping Jiang, Chun Xu, Yun-Wei Guo, Qian-Jiang Luo, Lin Li, Hui-Ling Liu, Jie Jiang, Hui-Xin Chen, Xiu-Qing Wei 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):216-225. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.216
Hepatitis C virus core protein-induced miR-93-5p up-regulation inhibits interferon signaling pathway by targeting IFNAR1 
Chang-Long He, Ming Liu, Zhao-Xia Tan, Ya-Jun Hu, Qiao-Yue Zhang, Xue-Mei Kuang, Wei-Long Kong, Qing Mao 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):226-236. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.226
Transplantation of bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells and hepatocyte stem cells from liver fibrosis rats ameliorates liver fibrosis 
Ling Lan, Ran Liu, Ling-Yun Qin, Peng Cheng, Bo-Wei Liu, Bing-Yong Zhang, Song-Ze Ding, Xiu-Ling Li 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):237-247. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.237
Case Control Study
Genetic variants of interferon regulatory factor 5 associated with chronic hepatitis B infection 
Bui Tien Sy, Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Hoang Van Tong, Christian G Meyer, Nguyen Linh Toan, Le Huu Song, Claus-Thomas Bock, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):248-256. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.248
Retrospective Study
Timing of surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer: Impact on outcomes 
Yi Liu, Ke-Cheng Zhang, Xiao-Hui Huang, Hong-Qing Xi, Yun-He Gao, Wen-Quan Liang, Xin-Xin Wang, Lin Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):257-265. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.257
Predictive and prognostic value of serum AFP level and its dynamic changes in advanced gastric cancer patients with elevated serum AFP 
Ya-Kun Wang, Lin Shen, Xi Jiao, Xiao-Tian Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):266-273. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.266
Systematic Reviews
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer. Is it a must or a fake? 
Rossella Reddavid, Silvia Sofia, Paolo Chiaro, Fabio Colli, Renza Trapani, Laura Esposito, Mario Solej, Maurizio Degiuli 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):274-289. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.274
Case Report
Clinically diagnosed late-onset fulminant Wilson’s disease without cirrhosis: A case report 
Takahiro Amano, Tokuhiro Matsubara, Tsutomu Nishida, Hiromi Shimakoshi, Akiyoshi Shimoda, Aya Sugimoto, Kei Takahashi, Kaori Mukai, Masashi Yamamoto, Shiro Hayashi, Sachiko Nakajima, Koji Fukui, Masami Inada 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):290-296. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.290
Mass forming chronic pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic cystic neoplasm: A case report 
Keum Nahn Jee 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):297-302. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.297
Successful treatment of a giant ossified benign mesenteric schwannoma 
Ying-Sheng Wu, Shao-Yan Xu, Jing Jin, Ke Sun, Zhen-Hua Hu, Wei-Lin Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):303-309. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.303
Letters To The Editor
Candida accommodates non-culturable Helicobacter pylori in its vacuole - Koch’s postulates aren’t applicable 
Farideh Siavoshi, Parastoo Saniee 
World J Gastroenterol 24(2):310-314. Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.310