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The treatment of the “untreatable” patient-revisited 
Joseph B. Kirsner 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):885-887. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.885
Gastric Cancer
Response of human REV3 gene to gastric cancer inducing carcinogen N-methyl-N’-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine and its role in mutagenesis 
Feng Zhu, Cai-Xia Jin, Tao Song, Jun Yang, Lei Guo, Ying-Nian Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):888-893. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.888
Effect of ZNRD1 gene antisense RNA on drug resistant gastric cancer cells 
Yu-Mei Zhang, Yan-Qiu Zhao, Yang-Lin Pan, Yong-Quan Shi, Xiao-Hang Jin, Hui Yi, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):894-898. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.894
Imbalance between expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 in invasiveness and metastasis of human gastric carcinoma 
Sheng Zhang, Li Li, Jian-Yin Lin, Hua Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):899-904. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.899
Relationship between inactivation of p16 gene and gastric carcinoma 
Guo-Hai Zhao, Tie-Chen Li, Liang-Hui Shi, Ya-Bin Xia, Lin-Ming Lu, Wen-Bin Huang, Hui-Lan Sun, Yi-Sheng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):905-909. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.905
Expression of TFF2 and Helicobacter pylori infection in carcinogenesis of gastric mucosa 
Guo-Yong Hu, Bao-Ping Yu, Wei-Guo Dong, Mu-Qi Li, Jie-Ping Yu, He-Sheng Luo, Zong-Xue Rang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):910-914. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.910
Nimesulide inhibits proliferation via induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in human gastric adenocarcinoma cell line 
Jian-Ying Li, Xiao-Zhong Wang, Feng-Lin Chen, Jie-Ping Yu, He-Sheng Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):915-920. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.915
Liver Cancer
Laminin induces the expression of cytokeratin 19 in hepatocellular carcinoma cells growing in culture 
Qin Su, Yong Fu, Yan-Fang Liu, Wei Zhang, Jie Liu, Chun-Mei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):921-929. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.921
Effect of arsenic trioxide on rat hepatocarcinoma and its renal cytotoxicity 
Shao-Shan Wang, Ti Zhang, Xi-Lu Wang, Li Hong, Qing-Hui Qi 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):930-935. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.930
Synergistic effects of nimesulide and 5-fluorouracil on tumor growth and apoptosis in the implanted hepatoma in mice 
Xiao-Hong Li, Xiao-Kun Li, Shao-Hui Cai, Fu-Xing Tang, Xue-Yun Zhong, Xian-Da Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):936-940. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.936
Biological characteristics of HCC by ultrasound-guided aspiration biopsy and its clinical application 
Li-Wu Lin, Xue-Ying Lin, Yi-Mi He, Shang-Da Gao, Xiao-Dong Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):941-945. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.941
Signal transduction of gap junctional genes, connexin32, connexin43 in human hepatocarcinogenesis 
Xiang-Dong Ma, Xing Ma, Yan-Fang Sui, Weng-Liang Wang, Chun-Mei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):946-950. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.946
Colorectal Cancer
Continuous release of interleukin 12 from microencapsulated engineered cells for colon cancer therapy 
Shu Zheng, Zuo-Xiang Xiao, Yue-Long Pan, Ming-Yong Han, Qi Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):951-955. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.951
hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism modifies the significance of the environmental risk factor for colon cancer 
Jae-Il Kim, Young-Jin Park, Ki-Hong Kim, Ji-Il Kim, Byung-Joo Song, Meung-Soo Lee, Chul-Num Kim, Seok-Hyo Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):956-960. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.956
Dose surgical sub-specialization influence survival in patients with colorectal cancer? 
Cameron Platell, Daniel Lim, Nazreen Tajudeen, Ji-Li Tan, Karen Wong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):961-964. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.961
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand gene on human colorectal cancer cell line HT29 
Xiang-Ming Xu, Chao He, Xiao-Tong Hu, Bing-Liang Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):965-969. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.965
Effect of extended radical resection for rectal cancer 
Xing-Shu Dong, Hai-Tao Xu, Zhi-Wei Yu, Ming Liu, Bin-Bin Cui, Peng Zhao, Xi-Shan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):970-973. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.970
Expression of survivin protein in human colorectal carcinogenesis 
Lian-Jie Lin, Chang-Qing Zheng, Yu Jin, Ying Ma, Wei-Guo Jiang, Tie Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):974-977. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.974
Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis B virus infection of transplanted human hepatocytes causes a biochemical and histological hepatitis in immunocompetent rats 
Catherine H. Wu, Edwin C. Ouyang, Cherie Walton, Kittichai Promrat, Faripour Forouhar, George Y. Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):978-983. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.978
Mix-infections with different genotypes of HCV and with HCV plus other hepatitis viruses in patients with hepatitis C in China 
Yuan-Ding Chen, Ming-Ying Liu, Wen-Lin Yu, Jia-Qi Li, Qin Dai, Zhen-Quan Zhou, Sergio G. Tisminetzky 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):984-992. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.984
Prevalence of hepatitis B and C markers among refugees in Athens 
Anastasios Roussos, Constantin Goritsas, Thomas Pappas, Maria Spanaki, Panagiota Papadaki, Angeliki Ferti 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):993-995. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.993
Oral immunization of animals with transgenic cherry tomatillo expressing HBsAg 
Yi Gao, Ying Ma, Mei Li, Tong Cheng, Shao-Wei Li, Jun Zhang, Ning-Shao Xia 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):996-1002. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.996
Expression of hepatitis C virus hypervariable region 1 and its clinical significance 
Xin-Xin Zhang, Shen-Ying Zhang, Jing Liu, Zhi-Meng Lu, Yuan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1003-1007. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1003
A small yeast RNA inhibits HCV IRES mediated translation and inhibits replication of poliovirus in vivo 
Xue-Song Liang, Jian-Qi Lian, Yong-Xing Zhou, Qing-He Nie, Chun-Qiu Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1008-1013. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1008
Basic Research
The study between the dynamics and the X-ray anatomy and regularizing effect of gallbladder on bile duct sphincter of the dog 
Jing-Guo Wei, Yao-Cheng Wang, Guo-Min Liang, Wei Wang, Bao-Ying Chen, Jia-Kuan Xu, Li-Jun Song 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1014-1019. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1014
Effect of vanadium on colonic aberrant crypt foci induced in rats by 1,2 Dimethyl hydrazine 
P Suresh Kanna, CB Mahendrakumar, T Chakraborty, P Hemalatha, Pratik Banerjee, M Chatterjee 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1020-1027. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1020
Downregulation of electroacupuncture at ST36 on TNF-α in rats with ulcerative colitis 
Li Tian, Yu-Xin Huang, Min Tian, Wei Gao, Qing Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1028-1033. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1028
Leptin receptor expression in the basolateral nucleus of amygdala of conditioned taste aversion rats 
Zhen Han, Jian-Qun Yan, Guo-Gang Luo, Yong Liu, Yi-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1034-1037. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1034
The mRNA expression patterns of tumor necrosis factor-α and TNFR-I in some vital organs after thermal injury 
Wen-Hui Fang, Yong-Ming Yao, Zhi-Guo Shi, Yan Yu, Ye Wu, Lian-Rong Lu, Zhi-Yong Sheng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1038-1044. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1038
Fos expression in tyrosine hydroxylase-containing neurons in rat brainstem after visceral noxious stimulation: an immunohistochemical study 
Feng Han, Yu-Fei Zhang, Yun-Qing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1045-1050. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1045
Effects of two methods of reconstruction of digestive tract after total gastrectomy on gastrointestinal motility in rats 
Xin-Yu Qin, Yong Lei, Feng-Lin Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1051-1053. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1051
Expression of a novel immunoglobulin gene SNC73 in human cancer and non-cancerous tissues 
Jian-Bin Hu, Shu Zheng, Yong-Chuan Deng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1054-1057. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1054
Developmental patterns of GHr and SS mRNA expression in porcine gastric tissue 
Dong Xia, Ru-Qian Zhao, Xi-Hui Wei, Qing-Fu Xu, Jie Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1058-1062. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1058
Contents of chemical elements in stomach during prenatal development: different age-dependent dynamical changes and their significance 
Shao-Fan Hou, Hai-Rong Li, Li-Zhen Wang, De-Zhu Li, Lin-Sheng Yang, Chong-Zheng Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1063-1066. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1063
Effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on preventing allograft from acute rejection following rat orthotoic liver transplantation 
Ai-Bin Zhang, Shu-Sen Zheng, Chang-Ku Jia, Yan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1067-1071. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1067
Modulation of GdCl3 and Angelica Sinensis polysaccharides on differentially expressed genes in liver of hepatic immunological injury mice by cDNA microarray 
Hong Ding, Gang-Gang Shi, Xin Yu, Jie-Ping Yu, Jie-An Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1072-1076. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1072
Repression of allo-cell transplant rejection through CIITA ribonuclease P+ hepatocyte 
Rong Guo, Ping Zou, Hua-Hua Fan, Feng Gao, Qing-Xin Shang, Yi-Lin Cao, Hua-Zhong Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1077-1081. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1077
Clinical Research
Radio frequency "sutureless" fistulotomy- a new way of treating fistula in anus 
Pravin J. Gupta 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1082-1085. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1082
Laparoscopic splenectomy: the latest technical evaluation 
Min Tan, Chao-Xu Zheng, Zhi-Mian Wu, Guo-Tai Chen, Liu-Hua Chen, Zhen-Xian Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1086-1089. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1086
A new technique of combined endoscopic sclerotherapy and ligation for variceal bleeding 
Radha K. Dhiman, Yogesh K. Chawla 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1090-1093. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1090
Bile from a patient with anomalous pancreaticobiliary ductal union promotes the proliferation of human cholangiocarcinoma cells via COX-2 pathway 
Gao-Song Wu, Sheng-Quan Zou, Zheng-Ren Liu, Da-Yu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1094-1097. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1094
A clinical dilemma: abdominal tuberculosis 
Oya Uygur-Bayramiçli, Gül Dabak, Resat Dabak 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1098-1101. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1098
Factors predisposing to severe acute pancreatitis: evaluation and prevention 
Bei Sun, Ha-Li Li, Yue Gao, Jun Xu, Hong-Chi Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1102-1105. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1102
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver among administrative officers in Shanghai: an epidemiological survey 
Lei Shen, Jian-Gao Fan, Yan Shao, Min-De Zeng, Jun-Rong Wang, Guo-Hao Luo, Ji-Qiang Li, Si-Yao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1106-1110. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1106
Brief Reports
Cloning of HBsAg-encoded genes in different vectors and their expression in eukaryotic cells 
Shan Qin, Hong Tang, Lian-San Zhao, Fang He, Yong Lin, Li Liu, Xiao-Mei He 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1111-1113. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1111
Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced MR angiography in diagnosis of portal vein involvement by hepatic tumors 
Jiang Lin, Kang-Rong Zhou, Zu-Wang Chen, Jian-Hua Wang, Zhi-Quan Wu, Jia Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1114-1118. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1114
Recombinant Helicobacter pylori catalase 
Yang Bai, Ya-Li Zhang, Jian-Feng Jin, Ji-De Wang, Zhao-Shan Zhang, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1119-1122. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1119
Effects of antireflux treatment on bronchial hyper-responsiveness and lung function in asthmatic patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease 
Shan-Ping Jiang, Rui-Yun Liang, Zhi-Yong Zeng, Qi-Liang Liu, Yong-Kang Liang, Jian-Guo Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1123-1125. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1123
Type 2 diabetes mellitus affects eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori 
Mehmet Sargýn, Oya Uygur-Bayramiçli, Haluk Sargýn, Resat Dabak, Ekrem Orbay, Dilek Yavuzer, Ali Yayla 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1126-1128. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1126
Postmyotomy dysphagia after laparoscopic surgery for achalasia 
Yutaka Shiino, Ziad T. Awad, Gleb R. Haynatzki, Richard E. Davis, Ronald A. Hinder, Charles J. Filipi 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1129-1131. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1129
Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of a recombinant hepatitis B vaccine in subjects over age of forty years and response of a booster dose among nonresponders 
Kunal Das, R. K. Gupta, V. Kumar, P. Kar 
World J Gastroenterol 9(5):1132-1134. Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1132