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Combined interventional therapies of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Jun Qian, Gan-Sheng Feng, Thomas Vogl 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1885-1891. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1885
Esophageal Cancer
Using yeast two-hybrid system to identify ECRG2 associated proteins and their possible interactions with ECRG2 gene 
Yong-Ping Cui, Jian-Bo Wang, Xin-Yu Zhang, Mei-Xia Bi, Li-Ping Guo, Shih-Hsin Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1892-1896. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1892
FT-IR spectroscopic analysis of normal and cancerous tissues of esophagus 
Jian-Sheng Wang, Jing-Sen Shi, Yi-Zhuang Xu, Xiao-Yi Duan, Li Zhang, Jing Wang, Li-Ming Yang, Shi-Fu Weng, Jin-Guang Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1897-1899. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1897
Down-regulation of γ-synuclein in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Cui-Qi Zhou, Shuang Liu, Li-Yan Xue, Yi-Hua Wang, Hong-Xia Zhu, Ning Lu, Ning-Zhi Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1900-1903. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1900
Gastric Cancer
Inhibitory effect of octreotide on gastric cancer growth via MAPK pathway 
Chun-Hui Wang, Cheng-Wei Tang, Chun-Lun Liu, Li-Ping Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1904-1908. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1904
Inhibitory effects of c9,t11-conjugated linoleic acid on invasion of human gastric carcinoma cell line SGC-7901 
Bing-Qing Chen, Yan-Mei Yang, Yan-Hui Gao, Jia-Ren Liu, Ying-Ben Xue, Xuan-Lin Wang, Yu-Mei Zheng, Jing-Shu Zhang, Rui-Hai Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1909-1914. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1909
Degradation of retinoid X receptor α by TPA through proteasome pathway in gastric cancer cells 
Xiao-Feng Ye, Su Liu, Qiao Wu, Xiao-Feng Lin, Bing Zhang, Jia-Fa Wu, Ming-Qing Zhang, Wen-Jin Su 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1915-1919. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1915
Screening and identification of mimotope of gastric cancer associated antigen MGb1-Ag 
Zhe-Yi Han, Kai-Chun Wu, Feng-Tian He, Quan-Li Han, Yong-Zhan Nie, Ying Han, Xiao-Nan Liu, Jian-Yong Zheng, Mei-Hong Xu, Tao Lin, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1920-1924. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1920
Variations of mitochondrial D-loop region plus downstream gene 12S rRNA-tRNAphe and gastric carcinomas 
Cheng-Bo Han, Fan Li, Yu-Jie Zhao, Jia-Ming Ma, Dong-Ying Wu, Yu-Kui Zhang, Yan Xin 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1925-1929. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1925
Effects of allicin on both telomerase activity and apoptosis in gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells 
Li Sun, Xu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1930-1934. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1930
Apoptosis-inducing effect of recombinant Caspase-3 expressed by constructed eukaryotic vector on gastric cancer cell line SGC7901 
Yuan-Gen Fu, Yao-Jun Qu, Kai-Chun Wu, Hui-Hong Zhai, Zhi-Guo Liu, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1935-1939. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1935
Liver Cancer
Experimental study on therapeutic effect of in vivo expression of Cell I-Hep II recombinant polypeptide of fibronectin on murine H22 hepatocellular carcinoma 
Gui-Mei Zhang, Yan Yang, Bo Huang, Hui Xiao, Dong Li, Zuo-Hua Feng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1940-1945. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1940
Pathomorphological study on location and distribution of Kupffer cells in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kai Liu, Xu He, Xue-Zhong Lei, Lian-San Zhao, Hong Tang, Li Liu, Bing-Jun Lei 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1946-1949. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1946
Expression and significance of RhoC gene in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Wei Wang, Lian-Yue Yang, Zhi-Li Yang, Gen-Wen Huang, Wei-Qun Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1950-1953. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1950
Study on relationship between expression level and molecular conformations of gene drugs targeting to hepatoma cells in vitro 
Dong-Ye Yang, Fang-Gen Lu, Xi-Xiang Tang, Shui-Ping Zhao, Chun-Hui Ouyang, Xiao-Ping Wu, Xiao-Wei Liu, Xiao-Ying Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1954-1958. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1954
Potential inhibition of cytochrome P450 3A4 by propofol in human primary hepatocytes 
Li-Qun Yang, Wei-Feng Yu, Yun-Fei Cao, Bin Gong, Qing Chang, Guang-Shun Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1959-1962. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1959
Experimental study of anti-tumor effects of polysaccharides from Angelica sinensis 
Peng Shang, Ai-Rong Qian, Tie-Hong Yang, Min Jia, Qi-Bing Mei, Chi-Hin Cho, Wen-Ming Zhao, Zhi-Nan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1963-1967. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1963
Effects of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles on proliferation and apoptosis of human hepatoma BEL-7402 cells 
Zhi-Su Liu, Sheng-Li Tang, Zhong-Li Ai 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1968-1971. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1968
Colorectal Cancer
Mad2 and p53 expression profiles in colorectal cancer and its clinical significance 
Gang-Qiang Li, Hao Li, Hong-Fu Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1972-1975. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1972
Effects of DNA methylation on expression of tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogene in human colon cancer cell lines 
Jing-Yuan Fang, Juan Lu, Ying-Xuan Chen, Li Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1976-1980. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1976
Telomerase activity and cell apoptosis in colon cancer cell by human telomerase reverse transcriptase gene antisense oligodeoxynucleotide 
Ying-An Jiang, He-Sheng Luo, You-Yuan Zhang, Li-Fang Fan, Chong-Qing Jiang, Wei-Jin Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1981-1984. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1981
Differences in endoscopic classification of early colorectal carcinoma between China and Japan: A comparative study 
Ren-Min Zhu, Fang-Yu Wang, Ichiro Hirata, Ken-Ichi Katsu, Shu-Dong Xiao, Zhong-Lin Yu, Zhi-Hong Zhang, Zhao-Min Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1985-1989. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1985
Role of COX-2 in carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer and its relationship with tumor biological characteristics and patients’ prognosis 
Ai-Wen Wu, Jin Gu, Jia-Fu Ji, Zhen-Fu Li, Guang-Wei Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1990-1994. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1990
Inhibitory effects of docetaxel on expression of VEGF, bFGF and MMPs of LS174T cell 
Xue-Liang Guo, Geng-Jin Lin, Hong Zhao, Yong Gao, Li-Ping Qian, San-Rong Xu, Li-Na Fu, Qing Xu, Jie-Jun Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1995-1998. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1995
Viral Hepatitis
Clinical and experimental study on therapeutic effect of umbilical cord blood transplantation on severe viral hepatitis 
Xiao-Peng Tang, Xu Yang, Hui Tan, Yi-Ling Ding, Min Zhang, Wen-Long Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):1999-2003. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.1999
Role of hepatitis B virus infection in pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy 
Nian-Song Wang, Zhao-Long Wu, Yue-E Zhang, Mu-Yi Guo, Lv-Tan Liao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2004-2008. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2004
Abnormal immunity and gene mutation in patients with severe hepatitis-B 
Jing-Yan Wang, Pei Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2009-2011. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2009
Spontaneous viral clearance after 6-21 years of hepatitis B and C viruses coinfection in high HBV endemic area 
Chun-Lei Fan, Lai Wei, Dong Jiang, Hong-Song Chen, Yan Gao, Ruo-Bing Li, Yu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2012-2016. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2012
Detection of T lymphocyte subsets and mIL-2R on surface of PBMC in patients with hepatitis B 
Ke-Xia Wang, Jiang-Long Peng, Xue-Feng Wang, Ye Tian, Jian Wang, Chao-Pin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2017-2020. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2017
H Pylori
Stability of randomly amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprinting in genotyping clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori 
Feng-Chan Han, Han-Chong Ng, Bow Ho 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2021-2024. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2021
Basic Research
Ischemic preconditioning decreases C-X-C chemokine expression and neutrophil accumulation early after liver transplantation in rats 
Yong Jiang, Xiao-Ping Gu, Yu-Dong Qiu, Xue-Mei Sun, Lei-Lei Chen, Li-Hua Zhang, Yi-Tao Ding 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2025-2029. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2025
Antitumor mechanism of antisense cantide targeting human telomerase reverse transcriptase 
Qing-You Du, Xiao-Bo Wang, Xue-Jun Chen, Wei Zheng, Sheng-Qi Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2030-2035. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2030
Activation of phosphorylating-p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and its relationship with localization of intestinal stem cells in rats after ischemia-reperfusion injury 
Xiao-Bing Fu, Feng Xing, Yin-Hui Yang, Tong-Zhu Sun, Bao-Chen Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2036-2039. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2036
Gadolinium chloride and salvia miltiorrhiza compound ameliorate reperfusion injury in hepatocellular mitochondria 
Wen-Hai Zhang, Jin-Sheng Wang, Yong Zhou, Jian-Yi Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2040-2044. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2040
Effects of low-calorie diet on steatohepatitis in rats with obesity and hyperlipidemia 
Jian-Gao Fan, Lan Zhong, Zheng-Jie Xu, Li-Yan Tia, Xiao-Dong Ding, Min-Sheng Li, Guo-Liang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2045-2049. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2045
Kangxian ruangan keli inhibits hepatic stellate cell proliferation mediated by PDGF 
Ling Yang, Chi-Zhi Zhang, Qing-Jing Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2050-2053. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2050
Role of calcium-activated potassium currents in CNP-induced relaxation of gastric antral circular smooth muscle in guinea pigs 
Hui-Shu Guo, Zheng-Xu Cai, Hai-Feng Zheng, Xiang-Lan Li, Yi-Feng Cui, Zuo-Yu Wang, Wen-Xie Xu, Sang-Jin Lee, Young-Chul Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2054-2059. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2054
Morphological changes of cell proliferation and apoptosis in rat jejunal mucosa at different ages 
Li Wang, Jian Li, Qing Li, Jian Zhang, Xiang-Lin Duan 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2060-2064. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2060
Effect of enterokinetic prucalopride on intestinal motility in fast rats 
Hui-Bin Qi, Jin-Yan Luo, Xin Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2065-2067. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2065
Optical properties of human normal small intestine tissue determined by Kubelka-Munk method in vitro 
Hua-Jiang Wei, Da Xing, Guo-Yong Wu, Ying Jin, Huai-Min Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2068-2072. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2068
Involvement of ATM/ATR-p38 MAPK cascade in MNNG induced G1-S arrest 
Ke-Qing Zhu, Suo-Jiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2073-2077. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2073
Protein kinase C/ζ (PRKCZ) Gene is associated with type 2 diabetes in Han population of North China and analysis of its haplotypes 
Yun-Feng Li, Hong-Xia Sun, Guo-Dong Wu, Wei-Nan Du, Jin Zuo, Yan Shen, Bo-Qin Qiang, Zhi-Jian Yao, Heng Wang, Wei Huang, Zhu Chen, Mo-Miao Xiong, Yan Meng, Fu-De Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2078-2082. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2078
Gene transfer and expression of enhanced green fluorescent protein in variant HT-29c cells 
Min Wang, Lars Boenicke, Bradley D. Howard, Ilka Vogel, Holger Kalthoff 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2083-2087. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2083
Clinical Research
Diagnostic value of endoscopic ultrasonography for gastrointestinal leiomyoma 
Guo-Qiang Xu, Bing-Ling Zhang, You-Ming Li, Li-Hua Chen, Feng Ji, Wei-Xing Chen, Shu-Ping Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2088-2091. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2088
Evaluation of liver functional reserve by combining D-sorbitol clearance rate and CT measured liver volume 
Yi-Ming Li, Fan Lv, Xin Xu, Hong Ji, Wen-Tao Gao, Tuan-Jie Lei, Gui-Bing Ren, Zhi-Lan Bai, Qiang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2092-2095. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2092
Clinical effects of continuous high volume hemofiltration on severe acute pancreatitis complicated with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome 
Hao Wang, Wei-Qin Li, Wei Zhou, Ning Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2096-2099. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2096
Correlation of CT enhancement, tumor angiogenesis and pathologic grading of pancreatic carcinoma 
Zhong-Qiu Wang, Jie-Shou Li, Guang-Ming Lu, Xin-Hua Zhang, Zi-Qian Chen, Kui Meng 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2100-2104. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2100
Clinical study on nutrition support in patients with severe acute pancreatitis 
Gang Zhao, Chun-You Wang, Fang Wang, Jiong-Xin Xiong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2105-2108. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2105
Prospective study of biofeedback retraining in patients with chronic idiopathic functional constipation 
Jun Wang, Mao-Hong Luo, Qing-Hui Qi, Zuo-Liang Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2109-2113. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2109
Brief Reports
Studies on specific interaction of beta-2-glycoprotein I with HBsAg 
Pu-Jun Gao, Yun-Feng Piao, Xiao-Dong Liu, Li-Ke Qu, Yang Shi, Xiao-Cong Wang, Han-Yi Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2114-2116. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2114
Inhibitory effect of all-trans retinoic acid on human hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation 
Yun-Feng Piao, Yang Shi, Pu-Jun Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2117-2120. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2117
Efficacy of intra-tumor injection of Xiao-Zhi-Ling on transplanted hepatoma in rats 
Yun Lu, Li-Qun Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2121-2124. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2121
Modifications in combined liver-small bowel transplantation in pigs 
Feng Jiang, Zhen-Yu Yin, Xiao-Dong Ni, You-Sheng Li, Ning Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2125-2127. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2125
Characterization of M2 antibodies in asymptomatic Chinese population 
Xiao-Hua Jiang, Ren-Qian Zhong, Xiao-Yun Fan, Yin Hu, Feng An, Jian-Wen Sun, Xian-Tao Kong 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2128-2131. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2128
Ultrasonography guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for hepatic cavernous hemangioma 
Yan Cui, Li-Yan Zhou, Man-Ku Dong, Ping Wang, Min Ji, Xiao-Ou Li, Chang-Wei Chen, Zi-Pei Liu, Yong-Jie Xu, Hong-Wen Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 9(9):2132-2134. Published online Sep 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i9.2132