Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L5014004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 分子細胞生物学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Molecular Cell Biology
フナト コウイチ,タナカ ワカナ,シマダ マサユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur1-4:ABS C302
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords cell, organelle, membrane structure, membrane transport, protein sorting, vesicular traffic, posttranslocational modification, quality control, cell communication, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, and programmed cell death 
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)
Food Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Ability for comprehensive and crossdisciplinary thinking and knowledge / understandings required to see a phenomena from a broad, top-down perspective and to take action for solving problems regarding the specialized area.
・Basic knowledge of such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, physics, and mathematics required for understanding 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
To learn the basics of molecular cell biology, in particular, about membrane structure, membrane transport of small molecules and electrical properties of membranes, intracellular compartments and protein sorting, intracellular vesicular traffic, cell communication, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, and programmed cell death. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance
lesson2 Membrane structure
lesson3 Membrane transport of small molecules and the electrical properties of membranes
lesson4 Intracellular compartments and protein sorting-I
lesson5 Intracellular compartments and protein sorting-II
lesson6 Intracellular vesicular traffic-I
lesson7 Intracellular vesicular traffic-II
lesson8 Summary
lesson9 Cell communication and signaling pathway I
lesson10 Cell communication and signaling pathway II
lesson11 Cell cycle I
lesson12 Cell cycle II
lesson13 Summary
lesson14 Cytoskeleton
lesson15 Apoptosis
lesson16 Summary 
Molecular Biology of The Cell
Handouts will be distributed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Microsoft PowerPoint will be used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
After lecture, check and review. 
Grading Method Evaluated by participation in class (15%) and examination (85%). 
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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