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Saliva as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for inflammation and insulin-resistance 
Gauri S Desai, Suresh T Mathews 
World J Diabetes 5(6):730-738. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.730
Topic Highlight
B7-H4 as a protective shield for pancreatic islet beta cells 
Annika C Sun, Dawei Ou, Dan S Luciani, Garth L Warnock 
World J Diabetes 5(6):739-746. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.739
Is the present cut-point to define type 2 diabetes appropriate in Latin-Americans? 
Patricio López-Jaramillo, Carlos Velandia-Carrillo, Diego Gómez-Arbeláez, Martin Aldana-Campos 
World J Diabetes 5(6):747-755. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.747
Recent advances on the association of apoptosis in chronic non healing diabetic wound 
Awadhesh K Arya, Richik Tripathi, Santosh Kumar, Kamlakar Tripathi 
World J Diabetes 5(6):756-762. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.756
Review
Biomarkers in diabetic nephropathy: Present and future 
Gemma Currie, Gerard McKay, Christian Delles 
World J Diabetes 5(6):763-776. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.763
Diabetes mellitus and cellular replacement therapy: Expected clinical potential and perspectives 
Alexander E Berezin 
World J Diabetes 5(6):777-786. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.777
Linking uric acid metabolism to diabetic complications 
Akifumi Kushiyama, Kentaro Tanaka, Shigeko Hara, Shoji Kawazu 
World J Diabetes 5(6):787-795. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.787
Psychological aspects of diabetes care: Effecting behavioral change in patients 
Boon-How Chew, Sazlina Shariff-Ghazali, Aaron Fernandez 
World J Diabetes 5(6):796-808. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.796
Association of genetic variants with diabetic nephropathy 
Saliha Rizvi, Syed Tasleem Raza, Farzana Mahdi 
World J Diabetes 5(6):809-816. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.809
Incretin-based therapies in prediabetes: Current evidence and future perspectives 
Georgios S Papaetis 
World J Diabetes 5(6):817-834. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.817
Risks of rapid decline renal function in patients with type 2 diabetes 
Yi-Jing Sheen, Wayne HH Sheu 
World J Diabetes 5(6):835-846. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.835
Transdifferentiation of pancreatic α-cells into insulin-secreting cells: From experimental models to underlying mechanisms 
Jieli Lu, Rami Jaafer, Rémy Bonnavion, Philippe Bertolino, Chang-Xian Zhang 
World J Diabetes 5(6):847-853. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.847
Minireviews
Place of sodium-glucose co-transporter type 2 inhibitors for treatment of type 2 diabetes 
Nasser Mikhail 
World J Diabetes 5(6):854-859. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.854
Molecular mechanisms of AGE/RAGE-mediated fibrosis in the diabetic heart 
Jia Zhao, Rushil Randive, James A Stewart 
World J Diabetes 5(6):860-867. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.860
Cardiac adipose tissue and its relationship to diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease 
Adam M Noyes, Kirandeep Dua, Ramprakash Devadoss, Lovely Chhabra 
World J Diabetes 5(6):868-876. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.868
Intensive diabetes management and goal setting are key aspects of improving metabolic control in children and young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus 
Astha Soni, Sze May Ng 
World J Diabetes 5(6):877-881. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.877
Diagnosis of hepatic glycogenosis in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus 
Stefania Giordano, Antonio Martocchia, Lavinia Toussan, Manuela Stefanelli, Francesca Pastore, Antonio Devito, Marcello G Risicato, Luigi Ruco, Paolo Falaschi 
World J Diabetes 5(6):882-888. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.882
Type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer’s disease 
Mario Barbagallo, Ligia J Dominguez 
World J Diabetes 5(6):889-893. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.889
Sirtuins as novel players in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus 
Kultigin Turkmen, Ali Karagoz, Adem Kucuk 
World J Diabetes 5(6):894-900. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.894
Diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism: Strange bedfellows or mutual companions? 
Barry I Joffe, Larry A Distiller 
World J Diabetes 5(6):901-904. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.901
Diabetes mellitus in Nigeria: The past, present and future 
Anthonia Okeoghene Ogbera, Chukwuma Ekpebegh 
World J Diabetes 5(6):905-911. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.905
Possible contribution of (pro)renin receptor to development of gestational diabetes mellitus 
Kanako Bokuda, Atsuhiro Ichihara 
World J Diabetes 5(6):912-916. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.912
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and insulin resistance in children 
Mikage Arata, Junya Nakajima, Shigeo Nishimata, Tomomi Nagata, Hisashi Kawashima 
World J Diabetes 5(6):917-923. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.917
Effect of periodontal treatment on adipokines in type 2 diabetes 
Hiroshi Ogawa, Teerasak Damrongrungruang, Sayaka Hori, Kaname Nouno, Kumiko Minagawa, Misuzu Sato, Hideo Miyazaki 
World J Diabetes 5(6):924-931. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.924
Risk factors for mortality in children with diabetic keto acidosis from developing countries 
Varadarajan Poovazhagi 
World J Diabetes 5(6):932-938. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.932
Original Article
Type 2 diabetes is associated with a worse functional outcome of ischemic stroke 
Konstantinos Tziomalos, Marianna Spanou, Stella D Bouziana, Maria Papadopoulou, Vasilios Giampatzis, Stavroula Kostaki, Vasiliki Dourliou, Maria Tsopozidi, Christos Savopoulos, Apostolos I Hatzitolios 
World J Diabetes 5(6):939-944. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.939
Observational Study
Risk factors for cost-related medication non-adherence among older patients with diabetes 
James X Zhang, Jhee U Lee, David O Meltzer 
World J Diabetes 5(6):945-950. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.945
Randomized Controlled Trial
Pancreas transplantation: The Wake Forest experience in the new millennium 
Jeffrey Rogers, Alan C Farney, Giuseppe Orlando, Samy S Iskandar, William Doares, Michael D Gautreaux, Scott Kaczmorski, Amber Reeves-Daniel, Amudha Palanisamy, Robert J Stratta 
World J Diabetes 5(6):951-961. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.951
Flavonoid-rich beverage effects on lipid profile and blood pressure in diabetic patients 
Reza Amani, Sara Moazen, Hajieh Shahbazian, Kambiz Ahmadi, Mohammad Taha Jalali 
World J Diabetes 5(6):962-968. Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.962