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Highlights in mechanisms and therapies for gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases: 1996 Shanghai International Gastroenterology Conference 
Xie-Ning Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):1-2. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.1
Original Research
Uptake of bacterial lipopolysaccharide and expression of tumor necrosis factor-α-mRNA in isolated rat intrahepatic bile duct epithelial cells 
Xian-Ming Chen, De-Wu Han, K Noguchi, K Tanikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):3-5. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.3
Effects of γ-interferon on hepatic fibrosis of schistosoma japonicum-infected mice 
Yong-Wen He, Wei Liu, Ling-Lan Zen, Duan-De Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):6-8. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.6
Construction of retroviral vector carrying HSV-tk gene under control of human AFP enhancer core sequence and human pgk promotor 
Jun Gao, Guang-Wen Cao, Zhong-Tian Qi, Xiao-Fang Qiu, Zhong-Di Wu, Ping Du, Wen-Guo Yang, Long Cui 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):9-11. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.9
Sequencing of hepatitis C virus cDNA with polymerase chain reaction directed sequencing 
Lai Wei, Yu Wang, Hong-Song Chen, Qi-Min Tao 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):12-15. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.12
Inhibitory effect of sulindac against chemically-induced primary colonic tumors by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea in mice 
Qiang Wang, Lie-Ying Fan, Jin He, Yuan-He Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):16-18. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.16
Studies on the relationship between the point mutation of ras oncogenes and the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer 
Dian-Chun Fang, Yuan-Hui Luo, Rong Lu, Wei-Wen Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):19-21. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.19
Cellular immune function and liver damage in post-hepatitic cirrhosis 
Zhi-Jie Feng, Ran-Ming Niu, Xi-Ling Ren, Xi-Xian Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):22-23. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.22
Surgical treatment of biliary ductal stricture complicating localized left hepatolithiasis 
Wen-Bing Sun, Ben-Li Han, Jing-Xiu Cai, Zhen-Ping He 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):24-26. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.24
Study of the influence of hiatus hernia on gastroesophageal reflux 
Hui-Ming Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):27-30. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.27
Reduced secretion of epidermal growth factor in duodenal ulcer patients with Helicobacter pylori infection 
Xue-Qing Chen, Wan-Dai Zhang, Bo Jiang, Yu-Gang Song, Ri-Zi Reng, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):31-34. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.31
Adherent properties of Helicobacter pylori to human epithelial cells 
Zheng-Xiang Wang, Hou-Feng Shen, Hong-Ju Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):35-37. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.35
Evaluation of a fecal occult blood test with reverse passive hemagglutination for colorectal neoplasm screening 
Lun Zhou, Hai Yu, Shu Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):38-40. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.38
Analysis of lactate dehydrogenase activities and isoenzyme patterns in colorectal cancer tissues 
Chun-Hua Zhao, Chun-Ying Jiang, Yu-Yi Zhang, Xian-Xi Liu, Dao-Chun Luo, Xiao-Ting Zhang, Yu-Qin Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):41-42. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.41
Clinical observation of 125I-labeled anti-alpha fetoprotein antibody radioimmunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Ying-De Wu, Ke-Zeng Yang, De-Nan Zhou, You-Quan Gang, Xiang-Qun Song, Xiao-Hua Hu, Bing-Yan Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):43-46. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.43
Drinking water and liver cancer 
Cui-Cai Ruan, Yan-Hua Chen, Zhen-Quan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):47-49. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.47
Traditional Medicine
Co-regulative effects of the cAMP/PKA and DAG/PKC signal pathways on human gastric cancer cells during differentiation induced by traditional Chinese medicines 
Shan-Qing Gu, Yun-Yan Liang, Li-Ren Fan, Bao-Yuan Li, Dai-Shu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):50-53. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.50
Study of the regulatory effect of acupuncture on rotation-induced gastric dysrhythmia in rabbits 
An-Li Zhang, Ri-Xin Chen, Ming-Fei Kang, Hong-Li Fan, Wan-Ling Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):54-55. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.54
Review
Current status of basic and clinical research in the field of gastroenterology in China 
Xie-Ning Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 3(1):56-60. Published online Mar 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i1.56