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Cell Biology II(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Kentaro NOMA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
Aims: This course teaches students about cellular membranes structure and its fundamental importance for cellular processes - intracellular transport, cell communication, and responses to the environment. Furthermore, the course provides details on the mechanisms of how plant and animal cells generate energy.

By the end of this course, students learn the knowledge and appropriate scientific terminology concerning the following:
(1) understand and explain cellular membrane structure and its fundamental function in cell transport, cell signaling, and energy generation
(2) understand and explain the mechanism of action potential generation
(3) understand and explain the mechanism of energy generation in mitochondria and chloroplasts
(4) understand and explain protein transport and secretion through the endomembrane system network
(5) understand and explain the mechanisms of cell signaling

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Biology 1

•Course Topics
1. Membrane structure and function
2. Intracellular Compartments and Transport
3. Cell Communication
4. How cells obtain energy from food
5. Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
Preparation outside the class hours: students are required to prepare before class by reading the assigned textbook
material and creating schematic summary of important concepts before class.

Essential Cell Biology, Fifth Edition, B. Alberts et al., W. W. Norton

•Additional Reading
Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition, B. Alberts et al., W. W. Norton

•Grade Assessment
Evaluation is based on class participation, assignments, and examinations. A total score of at least 60/100 is required to receive a passing grade.
Absent: based on the submission of Course Withdrawal Request Form
Fail: based on a total accumulated score of less than 60%

In-person and live online (on-demand video will be available when necessary)

•Contacting Faculty
The course instructor accepts questions outside the class hours by e-mail.


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