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Biochemistry I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Seiji KOJIMA Professor  Shunji NAKANO Lecturer 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to introduce the biomolecules and their contributions to life. The basic property of
water, nucleic acid, amino acid and protein will be included in the lectures.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Biochemistry II, III, and IV (Terms IV, V, and VI, respectively)

•Course Topics
1. Life, cells, and thermodynamics
2. Physical and chemical properties of water
3. Overview of DNA structure, function and engineering
4. Amino acids: the building blocks of proteins
5. Polypeptide sequences, analysis, and evolution
6. Protein Structure and folding
7. Physiological activities of proteins

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

1. Principles of Biochemistry by Voet, D., Voet, J.G. and Pratt, C.W., Wiley and son, Inc. USA. ISBN: 78-11809244-6,
4th edition
2. Biochemistry by Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer, 8th edition.
3. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson and Cox, 7th edition.

•Additional Reading
Recommended reading will be suggested in the class.

•Grade Assessment
Evaluation will be based on in-class participation, quizzes, assignments and examinations. Presence will be marked.
Lecture participation will be considered an important element in overall grading.
Absent ‒ based on submission of Course Withdrawal Request Form.
Fail ‒ based on “Failed” results of examinations and assignments.


•Contacting Faculty
E-mail (Seiji Kojima: or phone (052-789-2993).


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