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Hereditary pancreatitis 
Richard M Charnley 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):1-4. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.1
Helicobacter pylori infection and respiratory diseases: a review 
Anastasios Roussos, Nikiforos Philippou, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):5-8. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.5
Esophageal Cancer
Gene expression profiles at different stages of human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Jin Zhou, Li-Qun Zhao, Mo-Miao Xiong, Xiu-Qin Wang, Guan-Rui Yang, Zong-Liang Qiu, Min Wu, Zhi-Hua Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):9-15. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.9
Alterations of p53 and PCNA in cancer and adjacent tissues from concurrent carcinomas of the esophagus and gastric cardia in the same patient in Linzhou, a high incidence area for esophageal cancer in northern China 
Hong Chen, Li-Dong Wang, Mei Guo, She-Gan Gao, Hua-Qin Guo, Zong-Min Fan, Ji-Lin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):16-21. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.16
A new three-layer-funnel-shaped esophagogastric anastomosis for surgical treatment of esophageal carcinoma 
Han-Lei Dan, Yang Bai, Hui Meng, Cong-Lin Song, Jie Zhang, Yong Zhang, Lei-Chi Wan, Ya-Li Zhang, Zhen-Shu Zhang, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):22-25. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.22
Gastric Cancer
Silencing-specific methylation and single nucleotide polymorphism of hMLH1 promoter in gastric carcinomas 
Da-Jun Deng, Jin Zhou, Bu-Dong Zhu, Jia-Fu Ji, Jeffrey C Harper, Steven M Powell 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):26-29. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.26
A novel gene, GCRG224, is differentially expressed in human gastric mucosa 
Gang-Shi Wang, Meng-Wei Wang, Ben-Yan Wu, Wei-Di You, Xin-Yan Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):30-34. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.30
PTEN encoding product: A marker for tumorigenesis and progression of gastric carcinoma 
Lin Yang, Li-Ge Kuang, Hua-Chuan Zheng, Jin-Yi Li, Dong-Ying Wu, Su-Min Zhang, Yan Xin, Ying Chen, Shen Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):35-39. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.35
Relationship between lymph node sinuses with blood and lymphatic metastasis of gastric cancer 
Tong Yin, Xiao-Long Ji, Min-Shi Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):40-43. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.40
Inhibition of conjugated linoleic acid on mouse forestomach neoplasia induced by benzo (a) pyrene and chemopreventive mechanisms 
Bing-Qing Chen, Ying-Ben Xue, Jia-Ren Liu, Yan-Mei Yang, Yu-Mei Zheng, Xuan-Lin Wang, Rui-Hai Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):44-49. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.44
Association between pepsinogen C gene polymorphism and genetic predisposition to gastric cancer 
Hui-Jie Liu, Xiao-Lin Guo, Ming Dong, Lan Wang, Yuan Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):50-53. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.50
Helicobacter pylori infection generated gastric cancer through p53-Rb tumor-suppressor system mutation and telomerase reactivation 
Jing Lan, Yong-Yan Xiong, Yi-Xian Lin, Bi-Cheng Wang, Ling-Ling Gong, Hui-Sen Xu, Guang-Song Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):54-58. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.54
Angiostatin up-regulation in gastric cancer cell SGC7901 inhibits tumorigenesis in nude mice 
Jing Wu, Yong-Quan Shi, Kai-Chun Wu, De-Xin Zhang, Jing-Hua Yang, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):59-64. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.59
Liver Cancer
Synergistic effect of cell differential agent-II and arsenic trioxide on induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in hepatoma cells 
Jian-Wei Liu, Yi Tang, Yan Shen, Xue-Yun Zhong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):65-68. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.65
Relationship between the imaging features and pathologic alteration in hepatoma of rats 
Jia-He Yang, Tian-Geng You, Nan Li, Qi-Jun Qian, Ping Wang, Zhen-Lin Yan, Meng-Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):69-72. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.69
Synergetic anticancer effect of combined quercetin and recombinant adenoviral vector expressing human wild-type p53, GM-CSF and B7-1 genes on hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro 
Ming Shi, Fu-Sheng Wang, Zu-Ze Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):73-78. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.73
Construction of IL-2 gene-modified human hepatocyte and its cultivation with microcarrier 
Nan-Hong Tang, Yian-Ling Chen, Xiao-Qian Wang, Xiu-Jin Li, Feng-Zhi Yin, Xiao-Zhong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):79-83. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.79
Effects of p16 gene on biological behavious in hepatocellular carcimoma cells 
Jian-Zhao Huang, Sui-Sheng Xia, Qi-Fa Ye, Han-Ying Jiang, Zhong-Hua Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):84-88. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.84
Mutation analysis of novel human liver-related putative tumor suppressor gene in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Cheng Liao, Mu-Jun Zhao, Jing Zhao, Hai Song, Pascal Pineau, Agnès Marchio, Anne Dejean, Pierre Tiollais, Hong-Yang Wang, Tsai-Ping Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):89-93. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.89
Application of poly-lactide-co-glycolide-microspheres in the transarterial chemoembolization in an animal model of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Jun Qian, Jochen Truebenbach, Florian Graepler, Philippe Pereira, Peter Huppert, Thomas Eul, Gundula Wiemann, Claus Claussen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):94-98. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.94
Colorectal Cancer
Nested case-control study on the risk factors of colorectal cancer 
Kun Chen, Jian Cai, Xi-Yong Liu, Xi-Yuan Ma, Kai-Yan Yao, Shu Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):99-103. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.99
Design of a ribozyme targeting human telomerase reverse transcriptase and cloning of it’s gene 
Zhi-Ming Hao, Jin-Yan Luo, Jin Cheng, Quan-Yin Wang, Guang-Xiao Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):104-107. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.104
Viral Hepatitis
HBV DNA vaccine with adjuvant cytokines induced specific immune responses against HBV infection 
De-Wei Du, Zhan-Sheng Jia, Guang-Yu Li, Yong-Ying Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):108-111. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.108
Expression of hepatitis B virus X protein in transgenic mice 
Jun Xiong, Yu-Cheng Yao, Xiao-Yuan Zi, Jian-Xiu Li, Xin-Min Wang, Xu-Ting Ye, Shu-Min Zhao, Yong-Bi Yan, Hong-Yu Yu, Yi-Ping Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):112-116. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.112
Changes in serum and histology of patients with chronic hepatitis B after interferon alpha-2b treatment 
Hong-Lei Han, Zhen-Wei Lang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):117-121. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.117
H. Pylori
Expression of Lewisb blood group antigen in Helicobacter pylori does not interfere with bacterial adhesion property 
Peng-Yuan Zheng, Jiesong Hua, Han-Chung Ng, Khay-Guan Yeoh, Ho Bow 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):122-124. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.122
Basic Research
N-acetylcysteine attenuates alcohol-induced oxidative stress in he rat 
Resat Ozaras, Veysel Tahan, Seval Aydin, Hafize Uzun, Safiye Kaya, Hakan Senturk 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):125-128. Published online Aug 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.125
Mechanisms for regulation of gastrin and somatostatin release from isolated rat stomach during gastric distention 
Yong-Yu Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):129-133. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.129
Effects of tetrandrine on calcium and potassium currents in isolated rat hepatocytes 
Hong-Yi Zhou, Fang Wang, Lan Cheng, Li-Ying Fu, Ji Zhou, Wei-Xing Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):134-136. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.134
Influence of intrauterine injection of rat fetal hepatocytes on rejection of rat liver transplantation 
Yan-Ling Yang, Ke-Feng Dou, Kai-Zong Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):137-140. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.137
Functional changes of dendritic cells derived from allogeneic partial liver graft undergoing acute rejection in rats 
Ming-Qing Xu, Zhen-Xiang Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):141-147. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.141
Cloning and analysizing the up-regulated expression of transthyretin-related gene (LR1) in rat liver regeneration following short interval successive partial hepatectomy 
Cun-Shuan Xu, Yu-Chang Li, Jun-Tang Lin, Hui-Yong Zhang, Yun-Han Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):148-151. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.148
Effects of pentoxifylline on the hepatic content of TGF-β1 and collagen in Schistosomiasis japonica mice with liver fibrosis 
Li-Juan Xiong, Jian-Fang Zhu, Duan-De Luo, Lin-Lan Zen, Shu-Qing Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):152-154. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.152
Effects of tetrandrine and QYT on ICAM-1 and SOD gene expression in pancreas and liver of rats with acute pancreatitis 
Yong-Yu Li, Xue-Li Li, Cui-Xiang Yang, Hong Zhong, Hong Yao, Ling Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):155-159. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.155
Relationship between overexpression of NK-1R, NK-2R and intestinal mucosal damage in acute necrotizing pancreatitis 
Xin Shi, Nai-Rong Gao, Qing-Ming Guo, Yong-Jiu Yang, Ming-Dong Huo, Hao-Lin Hu, Helmut Friess 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):160-164. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.160
Effect of oxytocin on contraction of rabbit proximal colon in vitro 
Dong-Ping Xie, Lian-Bi Chen, Chuan-Yong Liu, Jing-Zhang Liu, Ke-Jing Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):165-168. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.165
A new cytokine: the possible effect pathway of methionine enkephalin 
Xin-Hua Liu, Dong-Ai Huang, Fei-Yi Yang, Yan-Sheng Hao, Guo-Guang Du, Ping-Feng Li, Gang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):169-173. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.169
Clinical Research
Is analysis of lower esophageal sphincter vector volumes of value in diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease? 
Robert E. Marsh, Christopher L. Perdue, Ziad T. Awad, Patrice Watson, Mohamed Selima, Richard E. Davis, Charles J. Filipi 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):174-178. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.174
Role of NF-κB in multiple organ dysfunction during acute obstructive cholangitis 
Bin Tu, Jian-Ping Gong, Hu-Yi Feng, Chuan-Xin Wu, Yu-Jun Shi, Xu-Hong Li, Yong Peng, Chang-An Liu, Sheng-Wei Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):179-183. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.179
Proliferative activity of bile from congenital choledochal cyst patients 
Gao-Song Wu, Sheng-Quan Zou, Xian-Wen Luo, Jian-Hong Wu, Zheng-Ren Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):184-187. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.184
K-ras gene mutation in the diagnosis of ultrasound guided fine-needle biopsy of pancreatic masses 
Min Zheng, Lian-Xin Liu, An-Long Zhu, Shu-Yi Qi, Hong-Chi Jiang, Zhu-Ying Xiao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(1):188-191. Published online Jan 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i1.188