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Gut in diseases: Physiological elements and their clinical significance 
Lian-An Ding, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2385-2389. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2385
Gene therapy for gastric cancer: A review 
Chao Zhang, Zhan-Kui Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2390-2394. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2390
Esophageal Cancer
Correlation between expression of human telomerase subunits and telomerase activity in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Chun Li, Ming-Yao Wu, Ying-Rui Liang, Xian-Ying Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2395-2399. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2395
Epidemiology of gastroenterologic cancer in Henan Province, China 
Jian-Bang Lu, Xi-Bin Sun, Di-Xin Dai, Shi-Kuan Zhu, Qiu-Ling Chang, Shu-Zheng Liu, Wen-Jie Duan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2400-2403. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2400
Inhibition of adenovirus-mediated p27kip1 gene on growth of esophageal carcinoma cell strain 
Qing-Ming Wu, Jie-Ping Yu, Qiang Tong, Xiao-Hu Wang, Guo-Jian Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2404-2408. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2404
Flow cytometric analysis of DNA, telomerase content and multi-gene expression in esophageal epithelial dysplasia 
Lian-Fu Zuo, Pei-Zhong Lin, Fing-Ying Qi, Jian-Wen Guo, Jiang-Hui Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2409-2412. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2409
Roles of PLC-γ2 and PKCα in TPA-induced apoptosis of gastric cancer cells 
Bing Zhang, Qiao Wu, Xiao-Feng Ye, Su Liu, Xiao-Feng Lin, Mu-Chuan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2413-2418. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2413
Gastric Cancer
Construction and analysis of SSH cDNA library of human vascular endothelial cells related to gastrocarcinoma 
Yong-Bo Liu, Zhao-Xia Wei, Li Li, Hang-Sheng Li, Hui Chen, Xiao-Wen Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2419-2423. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2419
Therapeutic mechanism of ginkgo biloba exocarp polysaccharides on gastric cancer 
Ai-Hua Xu, Hua-Sheng Chen, Bu-Chan Sun, Xiao-Ren Xiang, Yun-Fei Chu, Fan Zhai, Ling-Chang Jia 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2424-2427. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2424
Liver Cancer
Segregation analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma in a moderately high-incidence area of East China 
Ru-Lin Cai, Wei Meng, Hong-Yan Lu, Wen-Yao Lin, Feng Jiang, Fu-Min Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2428-2432. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2428
Expression of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing Ligand receptors and antitumor tumor effects of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing Ligand in human hepatocellular carcinoma 
Xiao-Ping Chen, Song-Qing He, Hai-Ping Wang, Yong-Zhong Zhao, Wan-Guang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2433-2440. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2433
Serum from rabbit orally administered cobra venom inhibits growth of implanted hepatocellular carcinoma cells in mice 
Peng Sun, Xian-Da Ren, Hai-Wei Zhang, Xiao-Hong Li, Shao-Hui Cai, Kai-He Ye, Xiao-Kun Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2441-2444. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2441
Influence of transarterial chemoembolization on angiogenesis and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in rat with Walker-256 transplanted hepatoma: An experimental study 
Xin Li, Gan-Sheng Feng, Chuan-Sheng Zheng, Chen-Kai Zhuo, Xi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2445-2449. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2445
Expression of p27, cyclin E and cyclin A in hepatocellular carcinoma and its clinical significance 
Qi Zhou, Qiang He, Li-Jian Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2450-2454. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2450
Study on hepatocelluar carcinoma-associated hepatic arteriovenous shunt using multidetector CT 
Ming-Yue Luo, Hong Shan, Zai-Bo Jiang, Lu-Fang Li, Hui-Qing Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2455-2459. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2455
Colorectal Cancer
Investigation of Epstein-barr virus in Chinese colorectal tumors 
Huan-Xin Liu, Yan-Qing Ding, Xin Li, Kai-Tai Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2464-2468. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2464
Lack of inhibitory effects of Lactic acid bacteria on 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon tumors in rats 
Wei Li, Chong-Bi Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2469-2473. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2469
Viral Hepatitis
Establishment of a cell-based assay system for hepatitis C virus serine protease and its primary applications 
Hong-Xia Mao, Shui-Yun Lan, Yun-Wen Hu, Li Xiang, Zheng-Hong Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2474-2479. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2474
Oxymatrine therapy for chronic hepatitis B: A randomized double-blind and placebo-controlled multi-center trial 
Lun-Gen Lu, Min-De Zeng, Yi-Min Mao, Ji-Qiang Li, Mo-Bin Wan, Cheng-Zhong Li, Cheng-Wei Chen, Qing-Chun Fu, Ji-Yao Wang, Wei-Min She, Xiong Cai, Jun Ye, Xia-Qiu Zhou, Hui Wang, Shan-Ming Wu, Mei-Fang Tang, Jin-Shui Zhu, Wei-Xiong Chen, Hui-Quan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2480-2483. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2480
Liver fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis: An ultrasonographic study 
Rong-Qin Zheng, Qing-Hui Wang, Ming-De Lu, Shi-Bin Xie, Jie Ren, Zhong-Zhen Su, Yin-Ke Cai, Ji-Lu Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2484-2489. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2484
Diagnostic value of platelet derived growth factor-BB, transforming growth factor-β1, matrix metalloproteinase-1, and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 in serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells for hepatic fibrosis 
Bin-Bin Zhang, Wei-Min Cai, Hong-Lei Weng, Zhong-Rong Hu, Jun Lu, Min Zheng, Rong-Hua Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2490-2496. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2490
Influence factors of serum fibrosis markers in liver fibrosis 
Jun Tao, Hui-Qin Peng, Wei-Min Cai, Feng-Qin Dong, Hong-Lei Weng, Rong-Hua Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2497-2500. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2497
H. Pylori
Detection of serum anti-Helicobacter pylori immunoglobulin G in patients with different digestive malignant tumors 
Ke-Xia Wang, Xue-Feng Wang, Jiang-Long Peng, Yu-Bao Cui, Jian Wang, Chao-Pin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2501-2504. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2501
Basic Research
Effect of tetramethylpyrazine on exocrine pancreatic and bile secretion 
Wen-Chao Zhao, Jin-Xia Zhu, Ning Tang, Yu-Lin Gou, Dewi Kenneth Rowlands, Yiu-Wa Chung, Ying Xing, Hsiao-Chang Chan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2505-2508. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2505
Interleukin-10 modified dendritic cells induce allo-hyporesponsiveness and prolong small intestine allograft survival 
Min Zhu, Ming-Fa Wei, Fang Liu, Hui-Fen Shi, Guo Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2509-2512. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2509
Effect of NF-κB and p38 MAPK in activated monocytes/macrophages on pro-inflammatory cytokines of rats with acute pancreatitis 
Hong-Shan Liu, Cheng-En Pan, Qing-Guang Liu, Wei Yang, Xue-Min Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2513-2518. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2513
Influence of Kupffer cells on hepatic signal transduction as demonstrated by second messengers and nuclear transcription factors 
Hong Ding, Jie-An Huang, Jing Tong, Xin Yu, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2519-2522. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2519
Gene and protein expressions of p28GANK in rat with liver regeneration 
Jian-Min Qin, Xiao-Yong Fu, Shen-Jing Li, Shu-Qin Liu, Jin-Zhang Zeng, Xiu-Hua Qiu, Meng-Chao Wu, Hong-Yang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2523-2527. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2523
Changes of CD8+CD28- T regulatory cells in rat model of colitis induced by 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene 
Wen-Bin Xiao, Yu-Lan Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2528-2532. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2528
Ameliorative effects of sodium ferulate on experimental colitis and their mechanisms in rats 
Wei-Guo Dong, Shao-Ping Liu, Bao-Ping Yu, Dong-Fang Wu, He-Sheng Luo, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2533-2538. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2533
Purification and characterization of 33.5 kDa vesicular protein in human bile 
Jian-Bin Xiang, Duan Cai, Bao-Jin Ma, Xi-Liang Cha, Li-Ying Wang, Han-Qing Mo, Yan-Ling Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2539-2543. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2539
Heat shock protein 90 is responsible for hyperdynamic circulation in portal hypertensive rats 
Jian-Hua Ai, Zhen Yang, Fa-Zu Qiu, Tong Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2544-2547. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2544
Clinical Research
Expression and mutation of c-kit gene in gastrointestinal stromal tumors 
Fei Feng, Xiao-Hong Liu, Qiang Xie, Wei-Qiang Liu, Cheng-Guang Bai, Da-Lie Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2548-2551. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2548
Endoscopic patterns of gastric mucosa and its clinicopathological significance 
Jian-Min Yang, Lei Chen, Yu-Lin Fan, Xiang-Hong Li, Xin Yu, Dian-Chun Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2552-2556. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2552
Regional variations in mortality rates of pancreatic cancer in China: Results from 1990-1992 national mortality survey 
Ke-Xin Chen, Peizhong Peter Wang, Si-Wei Zhang, Lian-Di Li, Feng-Zhu Lu, Xi-Shan Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2557-2560. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2557
Intensity modulated radiation therapy and chemotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer: Results of feasibility study 
Yong-Rui Bai, Guo-Hua Wu, Wei-Jian Guo, Xu-Dong Wu, Yuan Yao, Yin Chen, Ren-Hua Zhou, Dong-Qin Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2561-2564. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2561
Therapeutic efficacy of high-dose vitamin C on acute pancreatitis and its potential mechanisms 
Wei-Dong Du, Zu-Rong Yuan, Jian Sun, Jian-Xiong Tang, Ai-Qun Cheng, Da-Ming Shen, Chun-Jin Huang, Xiao-Hua Song, Xiao-Feng Yu, Song-Bai Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2565-2569. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2565
Organ failure associated with severe acute pancreatitis 
Ai-Jun Zhu, Jing-Sen Shi, Xue-Jun Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2570-2573. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2570
Grading and staging of hepatic fibrosis, and its relationship with noninvasive diagnostic parameters 
Lun-Gen Lu, Min-De Zeng, Mo-Bin Wan, Cheng-Zhong Li, Yi-Min Mao, Ji-Qiang Li, De-Kai Qiu, Ai-Ping Cao, Jun Ye, Xiong Cai, Cheng-Wei Chen, Ji-Yao Wang, Shan-Ming Wu, Jin-Shui Zhu, Xia-Qiu Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2574-2578. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2574
Expression of Bcl-2 and Bax in extrahepatic biliary tract carcinoma and dysplasia 
Sheng-Mian Li, Shu-Kun Yao, Nobuyoshi Yamamura, Toshitsugu Nakamura 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2579-2582. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2579
Effect of a single oral dose of rabeprazole on nocturnal acid breakthrough and nocturnal alkaline amplitude 
Jin-Yan Luo, Chun-Yan Niu, Xue-Qin Wang, You-Ling Zhu, Jun Gong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2583-2586. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2583
Long-term effect of stent placement in 115 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome 
Chun-Qing Zhang, Li-Na Fu, Lin Xu, Guo-Quan Zhang, Tao Jia, Ji-Yong Liu, Cheng-Yong Qin, Ju-Ren Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2587-2591. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2587
Detection of type IV collagenase activity in malignant ascites 
Xiao-Min Sun, Wei-Guo Dong, Bao-Ping Yu, He-Sheng Luo, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2592-2595. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2592
Role of VEGF and CD44v6 in differentiating benign from malignant ascites 
Wei-Guo Dong, Xiao-Min Sun, Bao-Ping Yu, He-Sheng Luo, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2596-2600. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2596
Effects of bowel rehabilitation and combined trophic therapy on intestinal adaptation in short bowel patients 
Guo-Hao Wu, Zhao-Han Wu, Zhao-Guang Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2601-2604. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2601
Brief Reports
Restenosis following balloon dilation of benign esophageal stenosis 
Ying-Sheng Cheng, Ming-Hua Li, Ren-Jie Yang, Hui-Zhen Zhang, Zai-Xian Ding, Qi-Xin Zhuang, Zhi-Ming Jiang, Ke-Zhong Shang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2605-2608. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2605
Follow-up evaluation for benign stricture of upper gastrointestinal tract with stent insertion 
Ying-Sheng Cheng, Ming-Hua Li, Wei-Xiong Chen, Qi-Xin Zhuang, Ni-Wei Chen, Ke-Zhong Shang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2609-2611. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2609
Relationship between genetic polymorphism of cytochrome P450IIE1 and fatty liver 
Yun-Feng Piao, Jing-Tao Li, Yang Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2612-2615. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2612
Significance of expression of heat shock protein90α in human gastric cancer 
Dong-Sheng Zuo, Jie Dai, Ai-Hua Bo, Jie Fan, Xiu-Ying Xiao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2616-2618. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2616
Prevention and therapy of fungal infection in severe acute pancreatitis: A prospective clinical study 
Yue-Ming He, Xin-Sheng Lv, Zhong-Li Ai, Zhi-Su Liu, Qun Qian, Quan Sun, Ji-Wei Chen, Dao-Xiong Lei, Cong-Qing Jiang, Yu-Fong Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2619-2621. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2619
Formalized therapeutic guideline for hyperlipidemic severe acute pancreatitis 
En-Qiang Mao, Yao-Qing Tang, Sheng-Dao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2622-2626. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2622
Correlation between metastatic potential and variants from colorectal tumor cell line HT-29 
Min Wang, Ilka Vogel, Holger Kalthoff 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2627-2631. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2627
Case Report
A case report of localized gastric amyloidosis 
Dan Wu, Jian-Ying Lou, Jian Chen, Lun Fei, Gui-Jie Liu, Xiao-Yu Shi, Han-Ting Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 9(11):2632-2634. Published online Nov 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i11.2632