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Mechanisms involved in Helicobacter pylori induced duodenal ulcer disease: an overview 
Lars Olbe, Lars Fändriks, Annika Hamlet, Ann-Mari Svennerholm, Ann-Catrin Thoreson 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):619-623. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.619
Genetic factors determining the host response to Helicobacter pylori 
A.S. Peña 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):624-625. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.624
Design, delivery and efficacy testing of therapeutic nucleic acids used to inhibit hepatitis C virus gene expression in vitro and in vivo 
Wolfgang H. Caselmann, Matthias Serwe, Thomas Lehmann, Janos Ludwig, Brian S. Sproat, Joachim W. Engels 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):626-629. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.626
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in the causation of Crohn’s disease 
John Hermon-Taylor 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):630-632. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.630
Reviews
Treatment revisited and factors affecting prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis 
Xie Ning Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):633-635. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.633
Transplantation of primary and reversibly immortalized human liver cells and other gene therapies in acute liver failure and decompensated chronic liver disease 
Stephen M. Riordan, Roger Williams 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):636-642. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.636
Metallic biliary stents for malignant obstructive jaundice: a review 
Richard A. Kozarek 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):643-646. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.643
Specialist Commentary
Chemopreventive effect of oltipraz on AFB1-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in tree shrew model 
Yuan Li, Jian Jia Su, Liu Liang Qin, Chun Yang, Dan Luo, Ke Chen Ban, TW Kensler, BD Roebuck 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):647-650. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.647
Original Articles
Stimulation by nizatidine, a histamine H2-receptor antagonist, of duodenal HCO3- secretion in rats: relation to anti-cholinesterase activity 
Koji Takeuchi, Shoji Kawauchi, Hideo Araki, Shigeru Ueki, Osamu Furukawa 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):651-658. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.651
Does flexible small-diameter colonoscope reduce insertion pain during colonoscopy? 
Ying Han, Yoshiharu Uno, Akihiro Munakata 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):659-663. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.659
Suppression of P-gp induced multiple drug resistance in a drug resistant gastric cancer cell line by overexpression of Fas 
Fang Yin, Yong Quan Shi, Wei Ping Zhao, Bing Xiao, Ji Yan Miao, Dai Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):664-670. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.664
Fish sauce and gastric cancer: an ecological study in Fujian Province, China 
Lin Cai, Shun Zhang Yu, Wei Min Ye, Ying Nan Yi 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):671-675. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.671
Effects of tachyplesin on the morphology and ultrastructure of human gastric carcinoma cell line BGC-823 
Qi Fu Li, Gao Liang Ou-Yang, Chang You Li, Shui Gen Hong 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):676-680. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.676
Effect of arsenic trioxide on human hepatoma cell line BEL-7402 cultured in vitro 
Hong Yu Xu, You Lin Yang, Yuan Yuan Gao, Qiao Li Wu, Guang Qiang Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):681-687. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.681
Effect of hepatocyte apoptosis induced by TNF-α on acute severe hepatitis in mouse models 
Guo Qing Zang, Xia Qiu Zhou, Hong Yu, Qing Xie, Guo Ming Zhao, Bin Wang, Qing Guo, Yue Qin Xiang, Dan Liao 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):688-692. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.688
Expressions of chromogranin A and cathepsin D in human primary hepatocellular carcinoma 
Xiao Feng Huang, Chun Mei Wang, Xiao Wen Dai, Zhen Jiang Li, Bo Rong Pan, Li Bin Yu, Bin Qian, Li Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):693-698. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.693
Chemoprevention of tea on colorectal cancer induced by dimethylhydrazine in Wistar rats 
Xu Dong Jia, Chi Han 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):699-703. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.699
Ascorbic acid secretion in the human stomach and the effect of gastrin 
Bi Guang Tuo, Yong Hui Yan, Zheng Long Ge, Gang Wei Ou, Kui Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):704-708. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.704
Mechanism of exogenous nucleic acids and their precursors improving the repair of intestinal epithelium after γ-irradiation in mice 
Da Xiang Cui, Guei Ying Zeng, Feng Wang, Jun Rong Xu, Dong Qing Ren, Yan Hai Guo, Fu Rong Tian, Xiao Jun Yan, Yu Hou, Cheng Zhi Su 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):709-717. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.709
Brief Reports
Influence of granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor and tumor necrosis factor on anti-hepatoma activities of human dendritic cells 
Jin Kun Zhang, Jin Lun Sun, Hai Bin Chen, Yang Zeng, Yao Jun Qu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):718-720. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.718
Expression of regulating apoptosis gene and apoptosis index in primary liver cancer 
Hong Yu Xu, You Lin Yang, Xi Li Guan, Guang Song, Ai Min Jiang, Li Jun Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):721-724. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.721
Transduction of primary rat hepatocytes with bicistronic retroviral vector 
Qing Xie, Dan Liao, Xia Qiu Zhou, Shu Bing Qian, Shi Shu Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):725-729. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.725
Effects of heat shock on change of HSC70/HSP68, acid and alkaline phosphatases before and after rat partial hepatectomy 
Ai Ling Lu, Cun Shuan Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):730-733. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.730
The cloning of 3'-truncated preS/S gene from HBV genomic DNA and its expression in transgenic mice 
Yi Ping Hu, Yu Cheng Yao, Jian Xiu Li, Xin Min Wang, Hong Li, Zhong Hua Wang, Zhang Heng Lei 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):734-737. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.734
Transfusion transmitted virus infection in general populations and patients with various liver diseases in south China 
Yong Peng Chen, Wei Fang Liang, Lian Zhang, Hai Tang He, Kang Xian Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):738-741. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.738
A new chronic ulcerative colitis model produced by combined methods in rats 
Xue Liang Jiang, Hui Fei Cui 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):742-746. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.742
Inhibitory effects of EGFR antisense oligodeox-ynucleotide in human colorectal cancer cell line 
Yong He, Jun Zhou, Jin Sheng Wu, Ke Feng Dou 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):747-749. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.747
Infrequent p53 gene mutation and expression of the cardia adenocarcinomas from a high-incidence area of Southwest China 
Xiu Jie Wang, Shu Lan Yuan, Chang Ping Li, Naoko Iida, Hideaki Oda, Shigetoshi Aiso, Takatoshi Ishikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):750-753. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.750
Gene expression profiles in gastric mucosa of sleep deprivation rats 
Xi Zhong Shen, Jenny F.L. Chow, Marcel W.L. Koo, Chi-Hin Cho 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):754-758. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.754
Seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection among asymptomatic Chinese children 
Chun Di Xu, Shun Nian Chen, Shi Hu Jiang, Jia Yu Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):759-761. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.759
Epidermal growth factor prevents gut atrophy and maintains intestinal integrity in rats with acute pancreatitis 
Dong Li Chen, Wei Zhong Wang, Jun Yi Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):762-765. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.762
A study on α-ketoadipic aciduria by gas chromatographic-mass spectrometry 
Zhen Wei Xia, Yoshito Inoue, Morimasa Ohse, Toshihiro Shinka, Tomiko Kuhara 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):766-769. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.766
Case Report
Metastasis in an axillary lymph node in hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report 
Michael R. Alison, Gladwyn Leiman, Michael C. Kew 
World J Gastroenterol 6(5):770-772. Published online Oct 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i5.770