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Intestinal endotoxemia as a pathogenetic mechanism in liver failure 
De-Wu Han 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):961-965. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.961
Esophageal Cancer
Down-regulation of gut-enriched Krüppel-like factor expression in esophageal cancer 
Nan Wang, Zhi-Hua Liu, Fang Ding, Xiu-Qin Wang, Chuan-Nong Zhou, Min Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):966-970. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.966
Relationship between Egr-1 gene expression and apoptosis in esophageal carcinoma and precancerous lesions 
Ming-Yao Wu, Ying-Rui Liang, Xian-Ying Wu, Chu-Xiang Zhuang 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):971-975. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.971
Progressive transformation of immortalized esophageal epithelial cells 
Zhong-Ying Shen, Li-Yan Xu, Min-Hua Chen, Jian Shen, Wei-Jia Cai, Yi Zeng 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):976-981. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.976
Gastric Cancer
Roles of Fas signaling pathway in vitamin E succinate-induced apoptosis in human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells 
Kun Wu, Yao Li, Yan Zhao, Yu-Juan Shan, Wei Xia, Wei-Ping Yu, Lan Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):982-986. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.982
Expression of E-cadherin and β-catenin in gastric carcinoma and its correlation with the clinicopathological features and patient survival 
Yong-Ning Zhou, Cai-Pu Xu, Biao Han, Min Li, Liang Qiao, Dian-Chun Fang, Jian-Min Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):987-993. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.987
Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors KDR and Flt-1 in gastric cancer cells 
Hua Zhang, Jian Wu, Lin Meng, Cheng-Chao Shou 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):994-998. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.994
Effect of apoptosis on gastric adenocarcinoma cell line SGC-7901 induced by cis-9, trans-11-conjugated linoleic acid 
Jia-Ren Liu, Bing-Qing Chen, Yan-Mei Yang, Xuan-Ling Wang, Ying-Ben Xue, Yu-Mei Zheng, Rui-Hai Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):999-1004. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.999
Mast cell density and the context of clinicopathological parameters and expression of p185, estrogen receptor, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen in gastric carcinoma 
Ying-An Jiang, You-Yuan Zhang, He-Sheng Luo, Shou-Fu Xing 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1005-1008. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1005
Expression of gastric cancer-associated MG7 antigen in gastric cancer, precancerous lesions and H. pylori-associated gastric diseases 
Dong-Li Guo, Ming Dong, Lan Wang, Li-Ping Sun, Yuan Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1009-1013. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1009
Activation of JNK by TPA promotes apoptosis via PKC pathway in gastric cancer cells 
Yan Chen, Qiao Wu, Si-Yang Song, Wen-Jin Su 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1014-1018. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1014
Efficacy of intraperitoneal thermochemotherapy and immunotherapy in intraperitoneal recurrence after gastrointestinal cancer resection 
Qing-Guo Fu, Fan-Dong Meng, Xiao-Dong Shen, Ren-Xuan Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1019-1022. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1019
Intravenous chemotherapy for resected gastric cancer: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 
Jian-Kun Hu, Zhi-Xin Chen, Zong-Guang Zhou, Bo Zhang, Jing Tian, Jia-Ping Chen, Li Wang, Chao-Hua Wang, Hong-Yan Chen, You-Ping Li 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1023-1028. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1023
Liver Cancer
Mechanism of 5-fluorouracil required resistance in human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line Bel7402 
Jing Jin, Min Huang, Huai-Ling Wei, Geng-Tao Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1029-1034. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1029
An implantable rat liver tumor model for experimental transarterial chemoembolization therapy and its imaging features 
Xin Li, Chuan-Sheng Zheng, Gan-Sheng Feng, Chen-Kai Zhuo, Jun-Gong Zhao, Xi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1035-1039. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1035
Pathological characteristics, PCNA labeling index and DNA index in prognostic evaluation of patients with moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma 
Wen-Jiao Zeng, Guo-Yuan Liu, Jie Xu, Xin-Da Zhou, Yue-E Zhang, Nong Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1040-1044. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1040
Retrovirus-mediated gene transfer of human endostatin inhibits growth of human liver carcinoma cells SMMC7721 in nude mice 
Xuan Wang, Fu-Kun Liu, Xi Li, Jie-Shou Li, Gen-Xin Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1045-1049. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1045
Over-expression of LPTS-L in hepatocellular carcinoma cell line SMMC-7721 induces crisis 
Cheng Liao, Mu-Jun Zhao, Jing Zhao, Di Jia, Hai Song, Zai-Ping Li 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1050-1052. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1050
Effects of tachyplesin on proliferation and differentiation of human hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC-7721 cells 
Gao-Liang Ouyang, Qi-Fu Li, Xuan-Xian Peng, Qing-Rong Liu, Shui-Gen Hong 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1053-1058. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1053
Effect of bax, bcl-2 and bcl-xL on regulating apoptosis in tissues of normal liver and hepatocellular carcinoma 
Xiao-Zhong Guo, Xiao-Dong Shao, Min-Pei Liu, Jian-Hua Xu, Li-Nan Ren, Jia-Jun Zhao, Hong-Yu Li, Di Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1059-1062. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1059
Etiology and management of hemmorrhage in spontaneous liver rupture: a report of 70 cases 
Zhe-Yu Chen, Qing-Hui Qi, Zuo-Liang Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1063-1066. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1063
Transfection of colorectal cancer cells with chemokine MCP-3 (monocyte chemotactic protein-3) gene retards tumor growth and inhibits tumor metastasis 
Jin-Yue Hu, Guan-Cheng Li, Wen-Meng Wang, Jian-Gao Zhu, Yue-Fei Li, Guo-Hua Zhou, Qu-Bing Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1067-1072. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1067
Viral Hepatitis
ROC curves in evaluation of serum fibrosis indices for hepatic fibrosis 
Min Zheng, Wei-Min Cai, Hong-Lei Weng, Rong-Hua Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1073-1076. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1073
Detection of soluble TRAIL in HBV infected patients and its clinical implications 
Li-Hui Han, Wen-Sheng Sun, Chun-Hong Ma, Li-Ning Zhang, Su-Xia Liu, Qiu Zhang, Li-Fen Gao, You-Hai Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1077-1080. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1077
Prevalence of hepatitis G virus infection and homology of different viral strains in Southern China 
Gang Li, Hui-Hui Ma, Geroge KK Lau, Yin-Kit Leung, Chun-Lan Yao, Yu-Tian Chong, Wen-Hui Tang, Ji-Lu Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1081-1087. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1081
Establishment of a simple assay in vitro for hepatitis C virus NS3 serine protease based on recombinant substrate and single-chain protease 
Gui-Xin Du, Li-Hua Hou, Rong-Bin Guan, Yi-Gang Tong, Hai-Tao Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1088-1093. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1088
p73β inhibits transcriptional activities of enhancer I and X promoter in hepatitis B virus more efficiently than p73α 
Zhen-Hua Xu, Mu-Jun Zhao, Tsai-Ping Li 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1094-1097. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1094
H.Pylori
PELA microspheres loaded H. pylori lysates and their mucosal immune response 
Jian-Min Ren, Quan-Ming Zou, Fu-Kun Wang, Qiang He, Wei Chen, Wen-Kun Zen 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1098-1102. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1098
Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer: evidence from a retrospective cohort study and nested case-control study in China 
Run-Tian Wang, Tao Wang, Kun Chen, Ji-Yao Wang, Jie-Ping Zhang, San-Ren Lin, Yi-Min Zhu, Wen-Ming Zhang, Yu-Xin Cao, Chou-Wen Zhu, Hai Yu, Yu-Jun Cong, Shu Zheng, Bing-Quan Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1103-1107. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1103
Basic Research
Mutation of RET gene in Chinese patients with Hirschsprung’s disease 
Ji-Cheng Li, Shi-Ping Ding, Ying Song, Min-Ju Li 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1108-1111. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1108
Effect of matrine on Kupffer cell activation in cold ischemia reperfusion injury of rat liver 
Xin-Hua Zhu, Yu-Dong Qiu, Hao Shen, Ming-Ke Shi, Yi-Tao Ding 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1112-1116. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1112
Effects of hydrogen peroxide on mitochondrial gene expression of intestinal epithelial cells 
Jian-Ming Li, Qian Cai, Hong Zhou, Guang-Xia Xiao 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1117-1122. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1117
Analysis of Heme oxygenase isomers in rat 
Zhen-Wei Xia, Wen-Jun Cui, Xue-Hong Zhang, Qing-Xiang Shen, Jian Wang, Yun-Zhu Li, Shen-Nian Chen, Shan-Chang Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1123-1128. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1123
Shedding of TNFR1 in regenerative liver can be induced with TNF α and PMA 
Min Xia, Shao-Bai Xue, Cun-Shuan Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1129-1133. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1129
Effects of recombinant human growth hormone on rat septic shock with intraabdominal infection by E. coli 
Ying Huang, Shu-Ren Wang, Cheng Yi, Ming-Ying Ying, Ying Lin, Mao-Hui Zhi 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1134-1137. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1134
Clinical Research
Expression of MMP-2, TIMP-2 protein and the ratio of MMP-2/TIMP-2 in gallbladder carcinoma and their significance 
Yue-Zu Fan, Jing-Tao Zhang, Hu-Chuan Yang, Yao-Qin Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1138-1143. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1138
Cyclospore cayetanensis in Anhui, China 
Ke-Xia Wang, Chao-Pin Li, Jian Wang, Ye Tian 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1144-1148. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1144
Sequential changes of body composition in patients with enterocutaneous fistula during the 10 days after admission 
Xin-Bo Wang, Jian-An Ren, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 8(6):1149-1152. Published online Dec 15, 2002. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v8.i6.1149