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Strengthen international academic exchange and promote development of gastroenterology 
Lian-Sheng Ma, Bo-Rong Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):1-1. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.1
Commentary
Current concept of Spleen-Stomach theory and Spleen deficiency syndrome in TCM 
Xie-Ning Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):2-6. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.2
Original Articles
Tumor radioimmunoimaging of chimeric antibody in nude mice with hepatoma xenograft 
Yi Gong, Kang-Da Liu, Ge Zhou, Qiong Xue, Shao-Liang Chen, Zhao-You Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):7-9. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.7
Significance of vascular endothelial growth factor messenger RNA expression in gastric cancer 
Hou-Quan Tao, Yan-Zhen Lin, Rui-Nian Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):10-13. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.10
CCR5 gene expression in fulminant hepatitis and DTH in mice 
Bao-Yu Guo, Su-Ying Zhang, Naofumi Mukaida, Akihisa Harada, Kouji Kuno, Jian-Bin Wang, Shu-Han Sun, Kouji Matshshima 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):14-18. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.14
Induction of apoptosis of lymphocytes in rat mucosal immune system 
Xue-Qing Chen, Wan-Dai Zhang, Yu-Gang Song, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):19-23. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.19
Clinical and experimental study of therapeutic effect of Weixibaonizhuan pills on gastric precancerous lesions 
Xu-Chen Zhang, Rui-Feng Gao, Bing-Qing Li, Lian-Sheng Ma, Li-Xin Mei, Yu-Zhen Wu, Feng-Qin Liu, Zheng-Lin Lian 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):24-27. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.24
Aflatoxin sufferer and p53 gene mutation in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Zhuo-Lin Deng, Yun Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):28-29. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.28
CEA and AFP expression in human hepatoma cells transfected with antisense IGF-I gene 
Li Zhang, Shu-Nong Li, Xiao-Ning Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):30-32. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.30
Arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Jian Fan, Gao-Jing Ten, Shi-Cheng He, Jin-He Guo, Dong-Pei Yang, Guo-Ying Weng 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):33-37. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.33
Expression of glutathione S-transferase placental mRNA in hepatic preneoplastic lesions in rats 
Huan-Zhang Zhu, Xing-Li Zhang, Yi-Sheng Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):38-40. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.38
Cloning of 3H11 mAb variable region gene and expression of 3H11 human-mouse chimeric light chain 
Jing Li, Yan Wang, Quan-Xi Li, Ya-Ming Wang, Jian-Jun Xu, Zhi-Wei Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):41-44. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.41
Relationship between different sources of drinking water, water quality improvement and gastric cancer mortality in Changle County - A retrospective-cohort study in high incidence area 
Zhi-Qiang Wang, Jian He, Wen Chen, Yu Chen, Tian-Shu Zhou, Yu-Chun Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):45-47. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.45
Expression of somatostatin mRNA in various differentiated types of gastric carcinoma 
Qin-Xian Zhang, Ying-Li Dou, Xue-Yi Shi, Yi Ding 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):48-51. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.48
Arylsulfatase, β-galactosidase and lysozyme in gastric cancer cells and its relationship to invasion 
Yong-Fen Yi, You-Rong Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):52-54. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.52
A study of the relationship between trace element Mo and gastric cancer 
Guang-Hui Cao, Shi-Ming Yan, Zhao-Kang Yuan, Lei Wu, Yan-Fang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):55-56. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.55
Overexpression of P53 and its risk factors in esophageal cancer in urban areas of Xi’an 
Gui-Bin Qiao, Cheng-Long Han, Ren-Chao Jiang, Chang-Sheng Sun, Yan Wang, Yun-Jie Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):57-60. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.57
Relationship between HBV viremia level of pregnant women and intrauterine infection: neated PCR for detection of HBV DNA 
Shu-Lin Zhang, Xiao-Bing Han, Ya-Fei Yue 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):61-63. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.61
Immunohistochemical detection of HCV infection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and other liver diseases 
Li-Fa Zhang, Wen-Wei Peng, Ji-Lu Yao, Yong-Huang Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):64-65. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.64
A new rat model of portal hypertension induced by intraportal injection of microspheres 
Xiang-Nong Li, IS Benjamin, B Alexander 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):66-69. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.66
Establishment of a nonradioactive assay for2’-5’ oligoadenylate synthetase and its application in chronic hepatitis C patients receiving interferon-α 
Wen-Bin Tong, Chun-Ying Zhang, Bai-Fang Feng, Qi-Min Tao 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):70-73. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.70
Simplified isolation and spheroidal aggregate culture of rat hepatocytes 
Ying-Jie Wang, Meng-Dong Li, Yu-Min Wang, Jian Ding, Qing-He Nie 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):74-76. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.74
Effect of aging on cytoskeleton system of Kupffer cell and its phagocytic capacity 
Wen-Bing Sun, Ben-Li Han, Zhi-Ming Peng, Kun Li, Qiang Ji, Juan Chen, Huai-Zhi Wang, Rui-Liang Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):77-79. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.77
Pancreatic tumor: DSA diagnosis and treatment 
Hong-Bing Xu, Yi-Jun Zhang, Wen-Jiang Wei, Wei-Min Li, Xiang-Qun Tu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):80-81. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.80
Bile acids in serum and bile of patients with cholesterol gallstone 
Tian-Quan Han, Sheng-Dao Zhang, Wen-Hao Tang, Zhao-Yan Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):82-84. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.82
Abstract
Relationship between tumor necrosis factor-α and liver fibrosis 
Xin Wang, Yue-Xiang Chen, Cai-Fu Xu, Guo-Ning Zhao, Yu-Xin Huang, Qin-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):18-18. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.18
Review
Current status of gene therapy in gastroenterology 
Chang-Tai Xu, Bo-Rong Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):85-89. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.85
Clinical Experience
Management of severe acute pancreatitis 
Xie-Ning Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):90-91. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.90
Plasma leucine enkephalin content in patients with "Liver-blood deficiency" syndrome and clinical significance 
Lin-Jie Shi, Guo-Lin Chen, Xue-Wen Li, Yi-Gang Shu, Xiang Zhang, Wei-Hua Pang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(1):92-92. Published online Feb 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i1.92