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Helicobacter pylori: the primary cause of duodenal ulceration or a secondary infection? 
M Hobsley, FI Tovey 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):149-151. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.149
Review
Hepatic encephalopathy as a complication of liver disease 
Stephan vom Dahl, Gerald Kircheis, Dieter Haussinger 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):152-156. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.152
Hepatocellular transport proteins and their role in liver disease 
Carmen Stanca, Diana Jung, Peter J. Meier, Gerd A. Kullak-Ublick 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):157-169. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.157
Transjugular portosystemic stent shunt in treatment of liver diseases 
Michael Schepke, Tilman Sauerbruch 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):170-174. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.170
Historical origins of current IBD concepts 
Joseph B. Kirsner 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):175-184. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.175
Enteral nutrition and acute pancreatitis 
Qiang-Pu Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):185-192. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.185
Original Articles
Transepithelial transport of putrescine across monolayers of the human intestinal epithelial cell line, Caco-2 
Vladan Milovic, Lyudmila Turchanowa, Jürgen Stein, Wolfgang F. Caspary 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):193-197. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.193
Cholesterol crystal binding of biliary immuno-globulin A: visualization by fluorescence light microscopy 
Frank Lammert, Stefan Südfeld, Norbert Busch, Siegfried Matern 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):198-202. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.198
Mucin and phospholipids determine viscosity of gallbladder bile in patients with gallstones 
Dieter Jüngst, Anna Niemeyer, Iris Müller, Benedikta Zündt, Günther Meyer, Martin Wilhelmi, Reginald del Pozo 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):203-207. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.203
Clinical characteristics and outcome of a cohort of 101 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Christian Rabe, Tillmann Pilz, Christoph Klostermann, Marc Berna, Hans H. Schild, Tilman Sauerbruch, Wolfgang H. Caselmann 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):208-215. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.208
Preparation and activity of conjugate of monoclonal antibody HAb18 against hepatoma F(ab’)2 fragment and staphylococcal enterotoxin A Lian 
Jun Yang, Yan Fang Sui, Zhi Nan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):216-221. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.216
Combination of “low-dose” ribavirin and interferon alfa-2a therapy followed by interferon alfa-2a monotherapy in chronic HCV-infected non-responders and relapsers after interferon alfa-2a monotherapy 
Perdita Wietzke-Braun, Volker Meier, Felix Braun, Giuliano Ramadori 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):222-227. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.222
HCV-RNA positivity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with chronic HCV infection: does it really mean viral replication? 
Volker Meier, Sabine Mihm, Perdita Wietzke Braun, Guliano Ramadori 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):228-234. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.228
Peripheral blood lymphocytes DNA in patients with chronic liver diseases 
Vasiliy I Reshetnyak, Tatyana I Sharafanova, Ludmila U Ilchenko, Elena V Golovanova, Gennadiy G Poroshenko 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):235-237. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.235
Immunohistochemical study of hepatic oval cells in human chronic viral hepatitis 
Xiong Ma, De Kai Qiu, Yan Shen Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):238-242. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.238
Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer: current status of the Austrain-Czech-German gastric cancer prevention trial (PRISMA-Study) 
S. Miehlke, C. Kirsch, B. Dragosics, M. Gschwantler, G. Oberhuber, D. Antos, P. Dite, J. Luter, J. Labenz, A. Leodolter, P. Malfertheiner, A. Neubauer, G. Ehninger, M. Stolte, E. Bayerdö rffer 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):243-247. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.243
Development of early gastric cancer 4 and 5 years after complete remission of Helicobacter pylori associated gastric low grade marginal zone B cell lymphoma of MALT type 
Andrea Morgner, Stephan Miehlke, Manfred Stolte, Andreas Neubauer, Birgit Alpen, Christian Thiede, Hermann Klann, Franz Xaver Hierlmeier, Christian Ell, Gerhard Ehninger, Ekkehard Bayerdörffer 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):248-253. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.248
Virulence and potential pathogenicity of coccoid Helicobacter pylori induced by antibiotics 
Fei-Fei She, Dong-Hui Su, Jian-Yin Lin, Lin-Ying Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):254-258. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.254
Stress kinase inhibition modulates acute experimental pancreatitis 
F. Fleischer, R. Dabew, B. Gö ke, ACC Wagner 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):259-265. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.259
Mycoplasma infections and different human carcinomas 
Su Huang, Ji-You Li, Jan Wu, Lin Meng, Cheng-Chao Shou 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):266-269. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.266
Inhibitory effect of voglibose and gymnemic acid on maltose absorption in vivo 
Hong Luo, Toshiaki Imoto, Yasutake Hiji 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):270-274. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.270
Function and regulation of cholecystokinin octapeptide, β-endorp hin and gastrin in anorexic infantile rats treated with ErBao Granules 
Yong-Ping Du, Yue-Ping Zhang, Shou-Chuan Wang, Jian Shi, Shao-Hua Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):275-280. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.275
Clinicopathological analysis of patients with gastric cancer in 1200 cases 
Wei-Xin Niu, Xin-Yu Qin, Han Liu, Cheng-Pei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):281-284. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.281
Expression of insulin like growth factor II and its receptor in hepatocellular carcinogenesis 
Zi-Rong Fan, Dong-Hua Yang, Jun Cui, Han-Rong Qin, Chun-Chi Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):285-288. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.285
Rapid detection of sepsis complicating acute necrotizing pancreatitis using polymerase chain reaction 
Wei-Zhong Zhang, Tian-Quan Han, Yao-Qing Tang, Sheng-Dao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):289-292. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.289
Can ultrasound predict the severity of acute pancreatitis early by observing acute fluid collection? 
Yan Luo, Chao-Xin Yuan, Yu-Lan Peng, Pei-Lin Wei, Zhao-Da Zhang, Jun-Ming Jiang, Lin Dai, Yun-Kai Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 7(2):293-295. Published online Apr 15, 2001. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v7.i2.293