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Progress in research of liver surgery in China 
Meng Chao Wu, Feng Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):773-776. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.773
Changing trends of surgical treatment of hilar bile duct cancer: Clinical and experimental perspectives 
Zhi Qiang Huang, Ning Xin Zhou, Da Dong Wang, Jian Guo Lu, Ming Yi Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):777-782. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.777
Review
Helicobacter pylori infection and gastrointestinal hormones: A review 
Xiang Qian Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):783-788. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.783
Original Articles
Long term omeprazole therapy for reflux esophagitis: Follow-up in serum gastrin levels, EC cell hyperplasia and neoplasia 
Pankaj Singh, Anant Indaram, Ronald Greenberg, Vernu Visvalingam, Simmy Bank 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):789-792. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.789
Detection of hepatitis C virus NS5 protein and genome in Chinese carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile duct and its significance 
Ming Yi Chen, Zhi Qiang Huang, Le Zhen Chen, Ya Bing Gao, Rui Yun Peng, De Wen Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):800-804. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.800
Hepatitis C virus may infect extrahepatic tissues in patients with hepatitis C 
Fu Ming Yan, An Shen Chen, Fei Hao, Xi Ping Zhao, Chang Hai Gu, Li Bin Zhao, Dong Liang Yang, Lian Jie Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):805-811. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.805
Effect of Boschniakia rossica on expression of GST-P, p53 and p21ras proteins in early stage of chemical hepatocarcinogenesis and its anti-inflammatory activities in rats 
Zong Zhu Yin, Hai Ling Jin, Xue Zhe Yin, Tian Zhu Li, Ji Shu Quan, Zeng Nan Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):812-818. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.812
Effects of retinoic acid on proliferation, phenotype and expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors in TGF-β1-stimulated rat hepatic stellate cells 
Guang Cun Huang, Jin Sheng Zhang, Yue E Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):819-823. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.819
The regulatory role of AT1 receptor on activated HSCs in hepatic fibrogenesis: Effects of RAS inhibitors on hepatic fibrosis induced by CCl4 
Hong Shan Wei, Han Ming Lu, Ding Guo Li, Yu Tao Zhan, Zhi Rong Wang, Xin Huang, Ji Lin Cheng, Qin Fang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):824-828. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.824
H2 strain attenuated live hepatitis A vaccines: Protective efficacy in a hepatitis A outbreak 
Yu Liang Zhao, Zong Da Meng, Zhi Yi Xu, Jun Jie Guo, Shao Ai Chai, Cheng Gang Duo, Xuan Yi Wang, Jin Feng Yao, Hong Bin Liu, Shun Xiang Qi, Hui Bin Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):829-832. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.829
A high frequency of GBV-C/HGV coinfection in hepatitis C patients in Germany 
Jie Yan, Reinhard H. Dennin 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):833-841. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.833
Identification, localization and morphology of APUD cells in gastroenteropancreatic system of stomach-containing teleosts 
Qian Sheng Pan, Zhi Ping Fang, Feng Jie Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):842-847. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.842
Multiple genetic alterations and behavior of cellular biology in gastric cancer and other gastric mucosal lesions: H. pylori infection, histological types and staging 
Heng Jun Gao, Lian Zhen Yu, Jian Feng Bai, Yan Shen Peng, Gu Sun, Han Lin Zhao, Kun Miu, Xiu Zhen Lü, Xiao Yong Zhang, Zhi Quan Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):848-854. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.848
The therapeutic effects of recombinant adenovirus RA538 on human gastric carcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo 
Jie Ping Chen, Chen Lin, Cai Pu Xu, Xue Yan Zhang, Ming Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):855-860. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.855
Morphological study on colonic pathology in ulcerative colitis treated by moxibustion 
Huan Gan Wu, Li Bin Zhou, Da Ren Shi, Shi Min Liu, Hui Rong Liu, Bi Meng Zhang, Han Ping Chen, Lin Shan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):861-865. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.861
KAI1 gene is differently expressed in papillary and pancreatic cancer: Influence on metastasis 
Xiao Zhong Guo, Helmut Friess, Xiao Dong Shao, Min Pei Liu, Yu Ting Xia, Jian Hua Xu, Markus W. Buchler 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):866-871. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.866
Brief Reports
DSA analysis of hepatic arteriovenous fistula concurrent with hepatic cancer and its clinical significance 
Wei Ping Guo, Hong Xin Zhang, Zhi Min Wang, Yi Qing Wang, Dai Hui Ni, Wen Xian Li, Yan Guan 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):872-876. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.872
Effect of anti-fibrosis compound on collagen expression of hepatic cells in experimental liver fibrosis of rats 
Ling Tai Wang, Bin Zhang, Jian Chen Jie 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):877-880. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.877
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 expression in fibrotic rat liver 
Hai Lin Liu, Xuan Hai Li, Dan Yi Wang, Shao Ping Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):881-884. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.881
CYP11B2 expression in HSCs and its effect on hepatic fibrogenesis 
Xu Li, Ying Meng, Xi Shan Yang, Ping Sheng Wu, Shu Mei Li, Wen Yan Lai 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):885-887. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.885
Follow-up study of hepatitis C virus infection in uremic patients on maintenance hemodialysis for 30 months 
Nian Song Wang, Lu Tan Liao, Yan Juan Zhu, Wei Pan, Fang Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):888-892. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.888
Supra-angular biopsy is more reliable for atrophy recognization: Analysis of 1598 cases for gastric mucosal histological examination 
Ya Li Zhang, Zhuo Sheng Lai, Dian Yuan Zhou, Nobutaka Yamada, Min Wen 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):893-897. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.893
Early apoptosis in intestinal and diffuse gastric carcinomas 
Hong Ping Zhou, Xu Wang, Nan Zheng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):898-901. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.898
Microsatellite instability, MMR gene expression and proliferation kinetics in colorectal cancer with famillial predisposition 
Bao Ping Wu, Ya Li Zhang, Dian Yuan Zhou, Chun Fang Gao, Zhuo Sheng Lai 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):902-905. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.902
The effects of PAF antagonist on intestinal mucosal microcirculation after burn in rats 
Pei Wu Yu, Guang Xia Xiao, Xiao jian Qin, Li Xin Zhou, Zi Qiang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):906-908. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.906
Growth hormone stimulates remnant small bowel epithelial cell proliferation 
Xin Zhou, Ning Li, Jie Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):909-913. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.909
Pancreaticoduodenal transplantation with portal venous and enteric drainage in rats 
Yong Ping Gu, Jian Yun Gu, Jie Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):914-916. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.914
Detection of k-ras gene point mutation in fine needle aspiration and pancreatic juice by sequence special primer method and its clinical significance 
Xun Liang Liu, Cun Cai Dai, Yi Miao, Jing Hui Du, Zhao Song Zhang, Shu Zhen Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):917-919. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.917
Involvement of apoptosis of alveolar epithelial cells in acute pancreatitis-associated lung injury 
Yao Zong Yuan, Zi Hua Gong, Kai Xian Lou, Shui Ping Tu, Zu Kang Zhai, Jia Yu Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 6(6):920-924. Published online Dec 15, 2000. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v6.i6.920