Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Biotechnology
Lecture Code WB002100 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 細胞機能科学B
Subject Name
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Cell Function Science B
カワモト セイジ,ナカノ ミヤコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Biotechnology
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
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Criterion referenced
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Class Objectives
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We introduce the application of biotechnology for glycobiology and immunochemistry. Therefore, students should learn the role of glycoconjugate and immune system in intercelluar recognition, and then will be able to understand the maintenance and the defence of biological homeostasis. 
Class Schedule lesson1; Kawamoto, Introduction: An overview of the immune system
lesson2; Nakano, Glycoproteins (Basic)
lesson3; Kawamoto, Adaptive immunity and innate immunity
lesson4; Nakano, Glycolipids (Basic)
lesson5; Kawamoto, Cytokines and signal transduction
lesson6; Nakano, Glycosaminoglycans (Basic)
lesson7; Kawamoto, Antibody engineering and antibody drugs
lesson8; Nakano, Glycans and Medicines
lesson9; Kawamoto, Mechanism of allergy and its therapeutic intervention
lesson10; Nakano, Glycoproteins (Advance)
lesson11; Kawamoto, Transplant immunology and regulation of rejection
lesson12; Nakano, Glycolipids (Advance)
lesson13; Kawamoto, Immune regulation of cancer
lesson14; Nakano, Glycosaminoglycans (Advance)
lesson15; Kawamoto and Nakano, Integrated Discussion

report and study quiz 
・Essentials of Glycobiology, 4th edition, edited by Ajit Varki et al, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK579918/)
・Antibodies A Laboratory Manual CSHE,  edited by Harlow, D. Lane  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power point, Handout, Textbook, Visual materials (Video/PC) 
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Preparation and
Read the reference books before lesson, review with handout after lesson. 
Grading Method attitude studying towards (25%) + report and study quiz (75%)  
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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