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James Shoemaker, M.D.
Associate Professor

Screening children for inborn errors of metabolism using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and evaluation of special nutritional needs in children with Down's syndrome.

Office: DRC 431
Voice: (314) 977-9230

Research Interests

Our clinical activities include screening for inborn errors of metabolism in children by quantifying chemicals in body fluids by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. We developed a new method of sample preparation which allows carbohydrates and amino and organic acids to be detected in the same sample. Our current research is concerned with the evaluation of special nutritional needs in children with Down syndrome and the diagnosis of vitamin deficiency by quantitation of urinary metabolites after an oral dose of amino acids and other food constituents.

Recent Publications

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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