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MicroRNAs as non-invasive diagnostic biomarkers for gastric cancer: Current insights and future perspectives 
Alexander Link, Juozas Kupcinskas 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3313-3329. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3313
Nutritional issues in patients with obesity and cirrhosis 
Luigi Schiavo, Luca Busetto, Manuela Cesaretti, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Liat Deutsch, Antonio Iannelli 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3330-3346. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3330
Host genetic factors affecting hepatitis B infection outcomes: Insights from genome-wide association studies 
Izzet Mehmet Akcay, Seyma Katrinli, Kamil Ozdil, Gizem Dinler Doganay, Levent Doganay 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3347-3360. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3347
Current guidelines for the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review with comparative analysis 
Simona Leoni, Francesco Tovoli, Lucia Napoli, Ilaria Serio, Silvia Ferri, Luigi Bolondi 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3361-3373. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3361
Form confers function: Case of the 3’X region of the hepatitis C virus genome 
Mariola Dutkiewicz, Jerzy Ciesiołka 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3374-3383. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3374
Basic Study
Herb-partitioned moxibustion alleviates colon injuries in ulcerative colitis rats 
Dan Zhang, Yan-Bo Ren, Kai Wei, Jue Hong, Yan-Ting Yang, Li-Jie Wu, Ji Zhang, Zheng Shi, Huan-Gan Wu, Xiao-Peng Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3384-3397. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3384
Novel sericin-based hepatocyte serum-free medium and sericin’s effect on hepatocyte transcriptome 
Yun Huang, Qing Peng, Hai-Yan Li, Zhi-Dong Jia, Yang Li, Yi Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3398-3413. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3398
Total flavone of Abelmoschus manihot suppresses epithelial-mesenchymal transition via interfering transforming growth factor-β1 signaling in Crohn’s disease intestinal fibrosis 
Bo-Lin Yang, Ping Zhu, You-Ran Li, Min-Min Xu, Hao Wang, Li-Chao Qiao, Hai-Xia Xu, Hong-Jin Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3414-3425. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3414
Identification of a five-long non-coding RNA signature to improve the prognosis prediction for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Qiu-Jie Zhao, Jiao Zhang, Lin Xu, Fang-Feng Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3426-3439. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3426
Retrospective Study
Application of modified primary closure of the pelvic floor in laparoscopic extralevator abdominal perineal excision for low rectal cancer 
Yan-Lei Wang, Xiang Zhang, Jia-Jia Mao, Wen-Qiang Zhang, Hao Dong, Fan-Pei Zhang, Shuo-Hui Dong, Wen-Jie Zhang, Yong Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3440-3447. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3440
Observational Study
Altered oral microbiota in chronic hepatitis B patients with different tongue coatings 
Yu Zhao, Yu-Feng Mao, Yi-Shuang Tang, Ming-Zhu Ni, Qiao-Hong Liu, Yan Wang, Qin Feng, Jing-Hua Peng, Yi-Yang Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3448-3461. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3448
Case Report
Large heterotopic gastric mucosa and a concomitant diverticulum in the rectum: Clinical experience and endoscopic management 
Wen-Guo Chen, Hua-Tuo Zhu, Ming Yang, Guo-Qiang Xu, Li-Hua Chen, Hong-Tan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 24(30):3462-3468. Published online Aug 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i30.3462