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OBJECT In this study the authors evaluated the sensitivity and selectivity of a noninvasive language mapping procedure based on magnetoencephalography (MEG), for determining hemispheric dominance for language functions. METHODS Magnetic activation profiles of the brain were obtained from 100 surgical candidates (age range 8-56 years) with medically(More)
We developed a sensitive and accurate analytical method for quantifying methyleugenol (ME) in human serum. Our method uses a simple solid-phase extraction followed by a highly specific analysis using isotope dilution gas chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry. Our method is very accurate; its limit of detection is 3.1 pg/g and its average(More)
An enzymatic hydrolysis isotope dilution-mass spectrometric method was developed for reference quantification of specific proteins. The analytical procedure involved measuring a reproducibly hydrolyzed peptide (serving as the primary standard) unique to a specific protein. This new mass spectrometric method was evaluated by assessing the concentration of(More)
We have measured non-ortho-substituted (coplanar) polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) levels as well as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) levels in human adipose tissue and serum collected in Atlanta, Georgia. The results show that the concentrations of the coplanar PCBs can be more than an order of magnitude higher(More)
  • J W Brock, Y Yoshimura, +4 authors L L Needham
  • 2001
We report a new approach for assessing human exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) by measuring BPA in urine after enzymatic deglucuronidation. This method involves addition of (13)C(12)-labeled BPA, enzymatic deconjugation, solid-phase extraction, and derivatization with pentafluorobenzyl bromide. The product of the derivatization is separated by gas(More)
A commercial radioimmunoassay (RIA) for human proinsulin C-peptide was modified to improve its ruggedness and specificity, to decrease the influence of specimen matrix, and to shorten "hands-on" time. In the new protocol, we prepare calibrators in a C-peptide-free serum pool, prepared by treatment with activated charcoal (biological matrix), instead of in a(More)
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