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Preventive treatments for recurrence after curative resection of hepatocellular carcinoma - A literature review of randomized control trials 
Hui-Chuan Sun, Zhao-You Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):635-640. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.635
Current status and prospects of studies on human genetic alleles associated with hepatitis B virus infection 
Fu-Sheng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):641-644. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.641
Esophageal Cancer
Translocation of annexin I from cellular membrane to the nuclear membrane in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Yu Liu, Hui-Xin Wang, Ning Lu, You-Sheng Mao, Fang Liu, Ying Wang, Hai-Rong Zhang, Kun Wang, Min Wu, Xiao-Hang Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):645-649. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.645
Loss of clusterin both in serum and tissue correlates with the tumorigenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via proteomics approaches 
Li-Yong Zhang, Wan-Tao Ying, You-Sheng Mao, Hong-Zhi He, Yu Liu, Hui-Xin Wang, Fang Liu, Kun Wang, De-Chao Zhang, Ying Wang, Min Wu, Xiao-Hong Qian, Xiao-Hang Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):650-654. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.650
Gastric Cancer
Mutation and methylation of hMLH1 in gastric carcinomas with microsatellite instability 
Dian-Chun Fang, Rong-Quan Wang, Shi-Ming Yang, Jian-Ming Yang, Hai-Feng Liu, Gui-Yong Peng, Tian-Li Xiao, Yuan-Hui Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):655-659. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.655
Tributyrin inhibits human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cell growth by inducing apoptosis and DNA synthesis arrest 
Jun Yan, Yong-Hua Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):660-664. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.660
Expression of estrogen receptor and estrogen receptor messenger RNA in gastric carcinoma tissues 
Xin-Han Zhao, Shan-Zhi Gu, Shan-Xi Liu, Bo-Rong Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):665-669. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.665
Effects of astragali radix on the growth of different cancer cell lines 
Jiang Lin, Hui-Fang Dong, JJ Oppenheim, OM Howard 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):670-673. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.670
Correlation between expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and angiogenesis in human gastric adenocarcinoma 
Hong-Xia Li, Xin-Ming Chang, Zheng-Jun Song, Shui-Xiang He 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):674-677. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.674
Liver Cancer
Expression, purification and serological analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma associated antigen HCA587 in insect cells 
Bing Li, Hong-Yan Wu, Xiao-Ping Qian, Yan Li, Wei-Feng Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):678-682. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.678
Gene expression profiles of hepatoma cell line HLE 
Lian-Xin Liu, Zhi-Hua Liu, Hong-Chi Jiang, Wei-Hui Zhang, Shu-Yi Qi, Jie Hu, Xiu-Qin Wang, Min Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):683-687. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.683
Construction of a regulable gene therapy vector targeting for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Shao-Ying Lu, Yan-Fang Sui, Zeng-Shan Li, Cheng-En Pan, Jing Ye, Wen-Yong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):688-691. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.688
Codon 249 mutation in exon 7 of p53 gene in plasma DNA: maybe a new early diagnostic marker of hepatocellular carcinoma in Qidong risk area, China 
Xing-Hua Huang, Lu-Hong Sun, Dong-Dong Lu, Yan Sun, Li-Jie Ma, Xi-Ran Zhang, Jian Huang, Long Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):692-695. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.692
Docetaxel inhibits SMMC-7721 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells growth and induces apoptosis 
Chang-Xin Geng, Zhao-Chong Zeng, Ji-Yao Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):696-700. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.696
Experimental study on ultrasound-guided intratumoral injection of “Star-99” in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma of nude mice 
Li-Wu Lin, Xiao-Dong Lin, Yi-Mi He, Shang-Da Gao, En-Sheng Xue 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):701-705. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.701
Right trisectionectomy for primary liver cancer 
Jing-An Rui, Shao-Bin Wang, Shu-Guang Chen, Li Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):706-709. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.706
Glycylproline dipeptidyl aminopeptidase isoenzyme in diagnosis of primary hepatocellular carcinoma 
Run-Zhou Ni, Jie-Fei Huang, Ming-Bing Xiao, Mei Li, Xian-Yong Meng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):710-713. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.710
Colorectal Cancer
Cloning and expression of ornithine decarboxylase gene from human colorectal carcinoma 
Hai-Yan Hu, Xian-Xi Liu, Chun-Ying Jiang, Yan Zhang, Ji-Feng Bian, Yi Lu, Zhao Geng, Shi-Lian Liu, Chuan-Hua Liu, Xiao-Ming Wang, Wei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):714-716. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.714
Pre-operative radiochemotherapy of locally advanced rectal cancer 
Xiao-Nan Sun, Qi-Chu Yang, Jian-Bin Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):717-720. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.717
Racial differences in the anatomical distribution of colorectal cancer: a study of differences between American and Chinese patients 
San-Hua Qing, Kai-Yun Rao, Hui-Yong Jiang, Steven D. Wexner 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):721-725. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.721
Construction, expression and tumor targeting of a single-chain Fv against human colorectal carcinoma 
Jin Fang, Hong-Bin Jin, Jin-Dan Song 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):726-730. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.726
Viral Hepatitis
Follow up of infection of chacma baboons with inoculum containing a and non-a genotypes of hepatitis B virus 
Marina Baptista, Anna Kramvis, Saffie Jammeh, Jocelyn Naicker, Jacqueline S. Galpin, Michael C. Kew 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):731-735. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.731
Effects of hepatitis B virus infection on human sperm chromosomes 
Jian-Min Huang, Tian-Hua Huang, Huan-Ying Qiu, Xiao-Wu Fang, Tian-Gang Zhuang, Hong-Xi Liu, Yong-Hua Wang, Li-Zhi Deng, Jie-Wen Qiu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):736-740. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.736
TT virus and hepatitis G virus infections in Korean blood donors and patients with chronic liver disease 
Mee Juhng Jeon, Jong Hee Shin, Soon Pal Suh, Young Chai Lim, Dong Wook Ryang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):741-744. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.741
Is laparoscopy an advantage in the diagnosis of cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C virus infection? 
Perdita Wietzke-Braun, Felix Braun, Peter Schott, Giuliano Ramadori 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):745-750. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.745
Effect of alpha 2b interferon on inducement of mIL-2R and treatment of HCV in PBMC from patients with chronic viral hepatitis C 
Jian Wang, Gui-Ju Xiang, Bing-Xiang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):751-754. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.751
Anti-Helicobacter pylori immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA antibody responses and the value of clinical presentations in diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with precancerous lesions 
Shao Li, Ai-Ping Lu, Lian Zhang, Yan-Da Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):755-758. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.755
Basic Research
Immunotolerance of liver allotransplantation induced by intrathymic inoculation of donor soluble liver specific antigen 
Chang-Ku Jia, Shu-Sen Zheng, Qi-Yong Li, Ai-Bin Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):759-764. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.759
Expression of growth hormone receptor and its mRNA in hepatic cirrhosis 
Hong-Tao Wang, Shuang Chen, Jie Wang, Qing-Jia Ou, Chao Liu, Shu-Sen Zheng, Mei-Hai Deng, Xiao-Ping Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):765-770. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.765
Influence of methionine/valine-depleted enteral nutrition on nucleic acid and protein metabolism in tumor-bearing rats 
Yin-Cheng He, Jun Cao, Ji-Wei Chen, Ding-Yu Pan, Ya-Kui Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):771-774. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.771
Action of progesterone on contractile activity of isolated gastric strips in rats 
Fang Wang, Tian-Zhen Zheng, Wei Li, Song-Yi Qu, Di-Ying He 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):775-778. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.775
Relative efficacy of some prokinetic drugs in morphine-induced gastrointestinal transit delay in mice 
AD Suchitra, SA Dkhar, DG Shewade, CH Shashindran 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):779-783. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.779
Effect of transforming growth factor beta and bone morphogenetic proteins on rat hepatic stellate cell proliferation and trans-differentiation 
Hong Shen, Guo-Jiang Huang, Yue-Wen Gong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):784-787. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.784
IL-11 up-regulates Tie-2 expression during the healing of gastric ulcers in rats 
Chun-Yang Wen, Masahiro Ito, Hui Wang, Long-Dian Chen, Zhao-Min Xu, Mutsumi Matsuu, Kazuko Shichijo, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Masahiro Nakashima, Ichiro Sekine 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):788-790. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.788
Changes of microvascular architecture, ultrastructure and permeability of rat jejunal villi at different ages 
Yan-Min Chen, Jin-Sheng Zhang, Xiang-Lin Duan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):795-799. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.795
Pleckstrin homology domain of G protein-coupled receptor kinase-2 binds to PKC and affects the activity of PKC kinase 
Xing-Long Yang, Ya-Li Zhang, Zhuo-Sheng Lai, Fei-Yue Xing, Yu-Hu Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):800-803. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.800
Collagen fiber angle in the submucosa of small intestine and its application in gastroenterology 
Yan-Jun Zeng, Ai-Ke Qiao, Ji-Dong Yu, Jing-Bo Zhao, Dong-Hua Liao, Xiao-Hu Xu, Gregersen Hans 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):804-807. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.804
Hormonal regulation of dipeptide transporter (PepT1) in Caco-2 cells with normal and anoxia/reoxygenation management 
Bing-Wei Sun, Xiao-Chen Zhao, Guang-Ji Wang, Ning Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):808-812. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.808
Experimental study on the feasibility and safety of radiofrequency ablation for secondary splenomagely and hypersplenism 
Quan-Da Liu, Kuan-Sheng Ma, Zhen-Ping He, Jun Ding, Xue-Quan Huang, Jia-Hong Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):813-817. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.813
Analysis of gene expression profile of pancreatic carcinoma using cDNA microarray 
Zhi-Jun Tan, Xian-Gui Hu, Gui-Song Cao, Yan Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):818-823. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.818
Association of two polymorphisms of tumor necrosis factor gene with acute biliary pancreatitis 
Dian-Liang Zhang, Jie-Shou Li, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Bao-Jun Yu, Xing-Ming Tang, Hong-Mei Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):824-828. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.824
Clinical Research
The development of a new bioartificial liver and its application in 12 acute liver failure patients 
Yi-Tao Ding, Yu-Dong Qiu, Zhong Chen, Qing-Xiang Xu, He-Yuan Zhang, Qing Tang, De-Cai Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):829-832. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.829
Serum positive cagA in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease from two centers in different regions of Turkey 
Ender Serin, Uður Yilmaz, Ganiye Künefeci, Birol Özer, Yüksel Gümürdülü, Mustafa Güçlü, Fazilet Kayaselçuk, Sedat Boyacioðlu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):833-835. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.833
Study on the classification of chronic gastritis at molecular biological level 
Goang-Yao Yin, Wu-Ning Zhang, Xue-Fen He, Yi Chen, Xiao-Jing Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):836-842. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.836
The influence of Enteral Nutrition in postoperative patients with poor liver function 
Qing-Gang Hu, Qi-Chang Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):843-846. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.843
Operative stress response and energy metabolism after laparoscopic cholecystectomy compared to open surgery 
Kai Luo, Jie-Shou Li, Ling-Tang Li, Kei-Hui Wang, Jing-Mei Shun 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):847-850. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.847
Ultrastructure and molecular biological changes of chronic gastritis, gastric cancer and gastric precancerous lesions: a comparative study 
Goang-Yao Yin, Wu-Ning Zhang, Xiao-Jing Shen, Yi Chen, Xue-Fen He 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):851-857. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.851
Neuroendocrine markers in adenocarcinomas: an investigation of 356 cases 
Gen-You Yao, Ji-Lin Zhou, Mao-De Lai, Xiao-Qing Chen, Pei-Hui Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):858-861. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.858
Primary jejunoileal neoplasmas: a review of 60 cases 
Yun-Sheng Yang, Qi-Yang Huang, Wei-Feng Wang, Gang Sun, Li-Hua Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):862-864. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.862
Prospective study of scoring system in selective intraoperative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy 
Xiao-Dong Sun, Xiao-Yan Cai, Jun-Da Li, Xiu-Jun Cai, Yi-Ping Mu, Jin-Min Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):865-867. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.865
Use of endoscopic naso-pancreatic drainage in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis 
Zhu-Fu Quan, Zhi-Ming Wang, Wei-Qin Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):868-870. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.868
Local excision carcinoma in early stage 
Ji-Dong Gao, Yong-Fu Shao, Jian-Jun Bi, Su-Sheng Shi, Jun Liang, Yu-Hua Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):871-873. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.871
Acaroid mite, intestinal and urinary acariasis 
Chao-Pin Li, Yu-Bao Cui, Jian Wang, Qing-Gui Yang, Ye Tian 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):874-877. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.874
Case Report
Primary biliary cirrhosis and ulcerative colitis: A case report and review of literature 
Wen-Bin Xiao, Yu-Lan Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):878-880. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.878
Congenital H-type anovestibuler fistula 
Mesut Yazlcl, Barlas Etensel, Harun Gürsoy, Sezen Özklsaclk 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):881-882. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.881
A case of enterolith small bowel obstruction and jejunal diverticulosis 
Buhussan Hayee, Hamed Noor Khan, Talib Al-Mishlab, John F McPartlin 
World J Gastroenterol 9(4):883-884. Published online Apr 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i4.883