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Biochemistry IV(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 3 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : NADANO Daita Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
This course is aimed at expanding students’ knowledge in basics of the gene expression and replication from biochemical aspects, including metabolism, structure and molecular function of DNA, RNA and related proteins.

The main goal of this course is for students to understand the structure, synthesis, repair, and recombination of DNA, the synthesis (transcription) and processing of RNA, and the synthesis (translation) and processing of proteins.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Prerequisite: Biochemistry I, II and III. Basic knowledge of biology and chemistry
Related Courses: Cell Biology I and II, Genetics I and II

•Course Topics
Part V “Gene expression and replication” of the textbook
1. DNA structure
2. DNA synthesis
3. DNA repair and recombination
4. RNA metabolism: transcription and posttranscriptional processing
5. Transfer RNA and ribosomes
6. Translation and posttranslational processing
7. DNA-protein interaction and regulation of gene expression

Students are requested to review after every lecture and submit assignments indicated by the instructors.

Voet’s Principles of Biochemistry, Global edition, Fifth edition
Voet D, Voet JG, Pratt CW (John Wiley & Sons)

•Additional Reading
Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts B et al. (Garland Science)

•Grade Assessment
Evaluation will be based on examinations at the end of course, and answer/report sheets for Checkpoint at every time of the class. Criteria for “Absent” & “Fail” grades are as follows.
Absent: based on submission of Course Withdrawal Request Form.
Fail: based on failure in the examinations & the answer/report sheets.

Face-to-face classes (may be changed to on-demand remote classes depending on the status of COVID-19 infection)

•Contacting Faculty
If you have any questions, please contact the instructor by e-mail. (DN) (SI) (TY)


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