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Gastrin as an autocrine growth factor in colorectal carcinoma: implications for therapy 
Graham S. Baldwin, Arthur Shulkes 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):461-463. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.461
Immune response against HBsAg vaccine 
Maria Cristina Honorati, Andrea Facchini 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):464-466. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.464
The role of adhesion molecules in gastric ulcer healing 
JYC Chow, L Ma, CH Cho 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):467-468. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.467
Phytochemical malabsorption: clinical significance 
Mark L Wahlqvist, Naiyana Wattanapenpaiboon 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):469-470. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.469
Clinical research advances in primary liver cancer 
Meng-Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):471-474. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.471
Conference Proceedings
Strengthen international academic cooperation and exchanges: prospects in the 21st century: Summary of the First World Chinese Congress of Digestion 
Chang-Tai Xu, Jing-Yun Ma, Bo-Rong Pan, Lian-Sheng Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):475-482. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.475
Original Articles
Coexistence of Helicobacter pylori spiral and coccoid forms in experimental mice 
Jiesong Hua, Bow Ho, Pengyuan Zheng, Khay Guan Yeoh, Han Chong Ng, Seng Gee Lim 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):485-488. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.485
A cross-sectional study on HGV infection in a rural population 
Bin-Hua Ling, Hui Zhuang, Yi-Hui Cui, Wen-Feng An, Zhi-Jie Li, Shu-Ping Wang, Wan-Fu Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):489-492. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.489
Persistence of hepatitis B vaccine immune protection and response to hepatitis B booster immunization 
Hui Li, Rong-Cheng Li, Su-Su Liao, Jin-Ye Yang, Xian-Jia Zeng, Shu-Sheng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):493-496. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.493
Effect of lipid on proliferation and activation of rat hepatic stellate cells (I) 
Lun-Gen Lu, Min-De Zeng, Ji-Qiang Li, Jing Hua, Jian-Gao Fan, Zhu-Ping Fan, De-Kai Qiu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):497-499. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.497
In situ hybridization assay of androgen receptor gene in hepatocarcinogenesis 
Guo-Qiang Zhao, Ling Xue, Hong-Yu Xu, Xi-Ming Tang, Rui-De Hu, Jun Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):503-505. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.503
Sequencing of p53 mutation in established human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line of HHC4 and HHC15 in nude mice 
Shan-Min Yang, Hong Zhou, Rui-Chuan Chen, Yu-Fang Wang, Fu Chen, Chang-Gong Zhang, Yun Zhen, Jiang-Hua Yan, Jin-Hua Su 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):506-510. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.506
Segmental transcatheter arterial embolization for primary hepatocellular carcinoma 
Li Li, Pei-Hong Wu, Jin-Qing Li, Wei-Zhang Zhang, Hao-Gao Lin, Ya-Qi Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):511-512. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.511
Findings of non-pathologic perfusion defects by CT arterial portography and non-pathologic enhancement of CT hepatic arteriography 
Li Li, Pei-Hong Wu, Hao-Gao Lin, Jin-Qing Li, Yun-Xian Mo, Lie Zheng, Li-Xia Lu, Chao-Mei Ruan, Lin Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):513-515. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.513
Diet and gastric cancer: a case-control study in Fujian Province, China 
Wei-Min Ye, Ying-Nan Yi, Ren-Xia Luo, Tian-Shu Zhou, Ru-Tao Lin, Gui-Dong Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):516-518. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.516
Experimental study on mechanism and protection of stress ulcer produced by explosive noise 
Guo-Shi Liu, Yu-Xin Huang, Shuan-Wei Li, Bo-Rong Pan, Xin Wang, Da-Yong Sun, Qing-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):519-523. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.519
Effect of devazepide reversed antagonism of CCK-8 against morphine on electrical and mechanical activities of rat duodenum in vitro 
Man-Ying Xu, Hui-Ming Lu, Shu-Zhen Wang, Wen-Yan Shi, Xin-Chun Wang, Dong-Xiao Yang, Chun-Xiao Yang, Li-Zhuang Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):524-526. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.524
Study on the causes of local recurrence of rectal cancer after curative resection: analysis of 213 cases 
Hong-Yin Yuan, Yan Li, Guo-Liang Yang, De-Jiao Bei, Kun Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):527-529. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.527
Comparison of long-lasting therapeutic effects between succimer and penicillamine on hepatolenticular degeneration 
Ming-Shan Ren, Zhi Zhang, Jun-Xia Wu, Fei Li, Ben-Chun Xue, Ren-Min Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):530-532. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.530
An experimental study in etiologic effect of pancreas divisum on chronic pancreatitis and its pathogenesis 
Hui He, Wei-Fu Lu, Ya-Zhu Ke, Yi-Min Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):533-535. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.533
Preliminary study on the production of transgenic mice harboring hepatitis B virus X gene 
Huan-Zhang Zhu, Guo-Xiang Cheng, Jian-Qu Chen, Shu-Yuan Kuang, Yong Cheng, Xin-Li Zhang, Hou-Da Li, Shao-Fu Xu, Jing-Quan Shi, Geng-Sun Qian, Jian-Ren Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):536-539. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.536
Presence of Fas and Bcl-2 proteins in BEL-7404 human hepatoma cells 
Xing-Wang Wang, Hong Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):540-543. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.540
Combined Traditional and Modern Medicine
A comparison between Zhishi Xiaopiwan and cisapride in treatment of functional dyspepsia 
Jiang Lin, Gan Cai, Jia-Yu Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):544-547. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.544
Effects of Fuzhenghuayu decoction on collagen synthesis of cultured hepatic stellate cells, hepatocytes and fibroblasts in rats 
Cheng Liu, Ping Liu, Cheng-Hai Liu, Xiu-Qing Zhu, Guang Ji 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):548-549. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.548
Brief Reports
Three-dimensional structure of lymphatics in rabbit stomach 
Shu-Qi Zhong, Yu-Dong Xu, Yun-Fang Zhang, Ya-Fang Zhang, Li-Si Hai, Feng-Cai Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 4(6):550-552. Published online Dec 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i6.550