Biochemistry I(2.0 credits)
|Course Type||:||Basic Specialized Courses|
|Starts 1||:||2 Autumn Semester|
|Lecturer||:||Seiji KOJIMA Professor||Shunji NAKANO Lecturer|
|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.
|Biochemistry II, III, and IV (Terms IV, V, and VI, respectively)|
|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,
2. Biochemistry by Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer, 8th edition.
3. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson and Cox, 7th edition.
|Recommended reading will be suggested in the class.|
|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.
|E-mail (Seiji Kojima: email@example.com) or phone (052-789-2993).|