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New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease 
David S Rampton, D Phil 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):369-376. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.369
Progress in studies of tetrandrine against hepatofibrosis 
Ding-Guo Li, Han-Ming Lu, Ying-Wei Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):377-379. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.377
Original Articles
Nutritional status in non-alcoholic subclinical porto-systemic encephalopathy 
Sien-Sing Yang, Chi-Hwa Wu, Li-Lin Chen, San-Chu Mo, Der-Fang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):380-384. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.380
Helicobacter pylori acquistion of metronidazole resistance by natural transformation in vitro 
Jie-Song Hua, Peng-Yuan Zheng, Keng Fong Teo, Mar Mar Khin, Bow Ho 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):385-387. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.385
Gene therapy for human colorectal carcinoma using human CEA promoter controled bacterial ADP-ribosylating toxin genes: PEA and DTA gene transfer 
Guang-Wen Cao, Zhong-Tian Qi, Xin Pan, Xiao-Qin Zhang, Xiao-Hui Miao, Yan Feng, Xin-Hua Lu, Kuriyama Shigeki, Du Ping 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):388-391. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.388
Expression and significance of HBV genes and their antigens in human primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Wen-Liang Wang, Guang-Yu Gu, Min Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):392-396. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.392
Basaloid squamous carcinoma of esophagus: a clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and electron microscopic study of sixteen cases 
Xin-Hua Zhang, Gui-Qin Sun, Xiao-Jun Zhou, Hui-Fang Guo, Tai-He Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):397-403. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.397
Immuno-protective effect of tumor cell vaccine on Kunming mice bearing Ehrlich ascites tumor 
Zheng Ma, Shao-Juan Zhou, Kai-Chun Wu, Bo-Rong Pan, Tai-Dong Qiao, Bao-Jun Chen, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):404-408. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.404
Liver metastasis models of human colorectal carcinoma established in nude mice by orthotopic transplantation and their biologic characteristic 
Qiu-Zhen Liu, Chao-Wei Tuo, Bin Wang, Bing-Quan Wu, Yan-Hua Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):409-411. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.409
Relationship between expression of CD44v6 and nm23-H1 and tumor invasion and metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Cheng-Zhi Xiao, Yi-Min Dai, Hong-Yu Yu, Jian-Jun Wang, Can-Rong Ni 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):412-414. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.412
Study of portal vein embolization with absolute ethanol injection in cirrhotic rats 
Ming-De Lu, Yiao-Yu Yin, Wei Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):415-417. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.415
Interaction between cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil and vincristine on human hepatoma cell line (7721) 
Wei-Xue Tang, Ping-Yan Cheng, Yun-Peng Luo, Rui-Xue Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):418-420. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.418
Transduction of Fas gene or Bcl-2 antisense RNA sensitizes cultured drug resistant gastric cancer cells to chemotherapeutic drugs 
Bing Xiao, Yong-Quan Shi, Yan-Qiu Zhao, Han You, Zuo-You Wang, Xian-Ling Liu, Fang Yin, Tai-Dong Qiao, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):421-425. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.421
Modulation of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus on gastric motility in rats 
Guang-Yao Xu, Rong Ma, Qi Cao, Bao-Tian Su 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):426-429. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.426
Changes in erythrocyte membrane ATPases and plasma lipid peroxides in upper abdominal surgery under intravenous procaine-balanced anesthesia 
Wei-Feng Tu, Gui-Fang Lin, Jian-Fan Shen, Jian-Guo Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):430-433. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.430
Sequencing of PCR amplified HBV DNA pre-c and c regions in the 2.2.15 cells and antiviral action by targeted antisense oligonucleotide directed against sequence 
Sen Zhong, Shou-Ming Wen, Ding-Feng Zhang, Quan-Li Wang, Seng-Qi Wang, Hong Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):434-436. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.434
Protection of gastric mucosa from ethanol induced injury by recombinant epidermal growth factor in rats 
Chun-Di Xu, Ren-Bao Gan, Shun-Nian Chen, Shi-Hu Jiang, Jia-Yu Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):437-438. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.437
Combined Traditional And Modera Medicine
Clinical and experimental study of effect of Raondix Salviae Militiorrhiza and other blood-activating and stasis-eliminating Chinese herbs on hemodynamics of portal hypertension 
Xi-Xian Yao, Dong-Lai Cui, Yi-Feng Sun, Xiao-Tian Li 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):439-442. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.439
Effect of combined therapy of Yinchenhao Chengqi decoction and endoscopic sphincterotomy for endotoxemia in acute cholangitis 
Dong Shang, Feng-Lin Guan, Pei-Yu Jin, Hai-Long Chen, Jian-Hua Cui 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):443-445. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.443
Review
Inflammatory bowel disease: definition, epidemiology, etiologic aspects, and immunogenetic studies 
Bing Xia, Crusius JBA, Meuwissen SGM, Peña AS 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):446-458. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.446
Brief Reports
High expression of human augmenter of liver regeneration in E. coli 
Xue-Rui Yi, Xiang-Ping Kong, Yi-Jun Zhang, Ming-Hua Tong, Lian-Ping Yang, Ru-Bin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 4(5):459-460. Published online Oct 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i5.459