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Editorial
Increased susceptibility of aging gastric mucosa to injury and delayed healing: Clinical implications 
Andrzej S Tarnawski, Amrita Ahluwalia 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4721-4727. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4721
Review
Liver as a target of human immunodeficiency virus infection 
Murali Ganesan, Larisa Y Poluektova, Kusum K Kharbanda, Natalia A Osna 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4728-4737. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4728
Minireviews
CXC family of chemokines as prognostic or predictive biomarkers and possible drug targets in colorectal cancer 
Sara Cabrero-de las Heras, Eva Martínez-Balibrea 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4738-4749. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4738
Gut microbiota in common elderly diseases affecting activities of daily living 
Yukihiro Shimizu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4750-4758. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4750
Basic Study
Yiguanjian decoction enhances fetal liver stem/progenitor cell-mediated repair of liver cirrhosis through regulation of macrophage activation state 
Ying Xu, Wei-Wei Fan, Wen Xu, Shi-Li Jiang, Gao-Feng Chen, Cheng Liu, Jia-Mei Chen, Hua Zhang, Ping Liu, Yong-Ping Mu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4759-4772. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4759
Ubiquitin-like modifier activating enzyme 2 promotes cell migration and invasion through Wnt/β-catenin signaling in gastric cancer 
Ji Li, Xun Sun, Ping He, Wan-Qi Liu, Ya-Bin Zou, Quan Wang, Xiang-Wei Meng 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4773-4786. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4773
Case Control Study
Mode of delivery by an ulcerative colitis mother in a case of twins: Immunological differences in cord blood and placenta 
Garett Dunsmore, Petya Koleva, Reed Taylor Sutton, Lindsy Ambrosio, Vivian Huang, Shokrollah Elahi 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4787-4797. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4787
Retrospective Cohort Study
Increased end-stage renal disease risk in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A nationwide population-based study 
Seona Park, Jaeyoung Chun, Kyung-Do Han, Hosim Soh, Kookhwan Choi, Ji Hye Kim, Jooyoung Lee, Changhyun Lee, Jong Pil Im, Joo Sung Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4798-4808. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4798
Retrospective Study
Prediction of colorectal tumor grade and invasion depth through narrow-band imaging scoring 
Yasuhiko Maeyama, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Tetsuhiro Noda, Shiuchiro Nagata, Tsutomu Nagata, Shinichiro Yoshioka, Hikaru Yoshida, Michita Mukasa, Hiroaki Sumie, Hiroshi Kawano, Jun Akiba, Yuko Araki, Tatsuyuki Kakuma, Osamu Tsuruta, Takuji Torimura 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4809-4820. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4809
Systematic Reviews
Burden and outcomes for complex perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease: Systematic review 
Julian Panes, Walter Reinisch, Ewa Rupniewska, Shahnaz Khan, Joan Forns, Javaria Mona Khalid, Daniela Bojic, Haridarshan Patel 
World J Gastroenterol 24(42):4821-4834. Published online Nov 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4821