Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HJ335000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生物構造化学
Subject Name
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Biological and Structural Chemistry
カタヤナギ カツオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds5-6,Thur5-6:SCI E104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture style using projector (power point) and whiteboard. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students
Keywords protein, nucleic acids (DNA & RNA), spectroscopy, diffraction, x-ray crystallography, three dimensional structure of biopolymer. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Understanding and learning advanced expertise in several chemical and interdisciplinary areas. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This lecture introduces the base knowledge of the structure and function for bioploymers (especially protein and nucleic acid).  The spectroscopic and crystallographic analysis of biopolymers are also introdued.  
Class Schedule Chap.1 Introduction of the Structural biology by chemical method.
Chap.2 The properties of 20 amino acids as a component of protein.
Chap.3 Structure and function of proteins.
Chap.4 Hierarchy of the protein structures.
Chap.5 Primary and secondary structure (alpha-helix, beta-sheet, etc). Denaturation of the protein.
Chap.6 Domain structure and subunit structure of protein.
Chap.7 Nucleoside and Nucleotide.
Chap.8 DNA and RNA.
Chap.9 Base sequence and translation.
Chap.10-12 Spectroscopy for structural biology.
  (UV, IR, MS, CD, NMR)
Chap.13-15 Crystallography for structural biology.
  (crystallization, strong x-ray by synchrotron facility)
Chap.16 Final examination. 
For foreign students:
Max Perutz "Protein Structure" W.H.Freeman and Company
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Prints are provided for the help of comprehension. 
Requirements Attendance and reports are used for the evaluation.
Especcially, reports are required in each time as preparation and review. 
Grading Method attendance : report : examination = 1 : 1 : 8 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This reserch field is the mixture of physics, chemistry and biology. 
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