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Editorial
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Hepatology
Lian-Sheng Ma 
World J Hepatol 1(1):1-2. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.1
Recent insights on risk factors of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Nabil Mohie Abdel-Hamid 
World J Hepatol 1(1):3-7. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.3
Research Frontier
Future perspectives on the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with cisplatin 
Toru Ishikawa 
World J Hepatol 1(1):8-16. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.8
Guidelines For Basic Science
Activins and follistatins: Emerging roles in liver physiology and cancer 
Emanuel Kreidl, Deniz Öztürk, Thomas Metzner, Walter Berger, Michael Grusch 
World J Hepatol 1(1):17-27. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.17
Proteinases and their inhibitors in liver cancer 
Verena Puxbaum, Lukas Mach 
World J Hepatol 1(1):28-34. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.28
Multistep carcinogenesis of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma arising in the intrahepatic large bile ducts 
Yasuni Nakanuma, Motoko Sasaki, Yasunori Sato, Xiangshan Ren, Hiroko Ikeda, Kenichi Harada 
World J Hepatol 1(1):35-42. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.35
Guidelines For Clinical Practice
Combination treatment in HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B 
Konstantinos Tziomalos 
World J Hepatol 1(1):43-47. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.43
Review
Surveillance and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis 
Lorenzo Andreana, Graziella Isgrò, Maria Pleguezuelo, Giacomo Germani, Andrew K Burroughs 
World J Hepatol 1(1):48-61. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.48
Needle track seeding following percutaneous procedures for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Giuseppe Cabibbo, Antonio Craxì 
World J Hepatol 1(1):62-66. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.62
Hepatitis C virus and peripheral blood mononuclear cell reservoirs Patricia Baré 
Patricia Baré 
World J Hepatol 1(1):67-71. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.67
Oxidative stress signaling underlying liver disease and hepatoprotective mechanisms 
Luis A Videla 
World J Hepatol 1(1):72-78. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.72
Original Article
Aggressive liver resection including major-vessel resection for colorectal liver metastases 
Kuniya Tanaka, Ryusei Matsuyama, Kazuhisa Takeda, Kenichi Matsuo, Yasuhiko Nagano, Itaru Endo 
World J Hepatol 1(1):79-89. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.79
Metabolic restaging of hepatocellular carcinoma using whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT 
Long Sun, Yong-Song Guan, Wei-Min Pan, Zuo-Ming Luo, Ji-Hong Wei, Long Zhao, Hua Wu 
World J Hepatol 1(1):90-97. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.90
Brief Article
Partial blockage of hepatocyte maturation in hepatoma-derived growth factor transgenic mice 
Hirayuki Enomoto, Hideji Nakamura, Naoko Komatsu-Kanatani, Yu Liu, Kenya Yoshida, Yorihide Okuda, Teruhisa Yamamoto, Weidong Liu, Shuhei Nishiguchi 
World J Hepatol 1(1):98-102. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.98
Case Report
Synchronous development of HCC and CCC in the same subsegment of the liver in a patient with type C liver cirrhosis 
Takuya Watanabe, Jun Sakata, Takashi Ishikawa, Yoshio Shirai, Takeyasu Suda, Haruka Hirono, Katsuhiko Hasegawa, Kenji Soga, Koichi Shibasaki, Yukifumi Saito, Hajime Umezu 
World J Hepatol 1(1):103-109. Published online Oct 31, 2009. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v1.i1.103