Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L5003004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ゲノム科学II
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Genome Science II
フジカワ ユキチ,サンボンギ ヨシヒロ,フジイ ソウタロウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:ABS C315
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students The required subject of the Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
Keywords Check keywords in the Class schedule below. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Food Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Abilities to take action by over viewing and considering both academically and comprehensively, in order to deal with issues related to specialty.
・Basic knowledge of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, physics and mathematics, which are needed to understand food science.

Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding organic molecule, cell, individual organism, and population
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students will learn about the basics of protein and enzyme chemistry, especially about properties and characteristics of enzyme/protein.
Lecture will be provided by two or three faculty members of the Molecular Agro-Life Science Program. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson2: Amino acids and four levels of organization in the structure of the protein
  Polypeptide, side chain, noncovalent bond, primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure, quaternary structure

Lesson3: Protein conformation and bond angle in polypeptide
  Ramachandran plot, α helix, β sheet, domain

Lesson4: Various proteins found in organisms
  Hemoglobin, actin,  collagen, capsid of virus, amyloid, prion disease

Lesson5: How cells obtain energy from food
  ATP, glycolysis, citric acid cycle, substrate-level phosphorylation

Lesson6: Mitochondria and its energy conversion
  Chemiosmotic coupling, respiratory chain, ATP synthase, oxidative phosphorylation

Lesson7: Three respiratory-chain proton pumps
  NADH dehydrogenase, cytochrome c reductase, cytochrome c oxidase

Lesson8: Chloroplast and its photosynthesis
  Photosynthetic electron-transfer reaction, carbon-fixation reaction

Lesson9: Catalytic reaction of cell
  Chemical reaction, enzyme reaction, enzyme specificity

Lesson10: Enzyme catalytic mechanism 1
Transition state theory, catalytic group, binding site

Lesson11: Enzyme catalytic mechanism 1
General acid / base catalyst, covalent bond catalyst, reaction induction

Lesson12: Kinetics of enzyme
Substrate concentration, enzyme reaction rate, Michaelis constant

Lesson13: Features of enzyme activity
Inhibitor, temperature, pH

Lesson14: Regulation mechanism of enzyme activity 1
Regulator, covalent chemical modification, limited hydrolysis

Lesson15: Regulation mechanism of enzyme activity 2
Gene expression, DNA binding motif, gene switch

Lesson 16: Examination 
There is no prescribed text book.
PC or AV used in
Handouts, Projector, Whitebord (Blackbord) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Before taking each lesson, study the meaning of keywords.
After each lesson, review the lesson. 
Grading Method Examination and report assignment
(A student, absent over 5 times, is not subject to an academic assessment) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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