Fundamental Biochemistry II

Numbering Code U-AGR06 1F103 LJ79 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year 1st year students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.3
Instructor name INOUE KAZUO (Graduate School of Agriculture Professor)
Sasaki Tsutomu (Graduate School of Agriculture Professor)
TSUZUKI SATOSHI (Graduate School of Agriculture Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course To acquire an understanding of metabolism, which is a fundamental topic in biochemistry essential for understanding life phenomena.
Course Goals To understand the basic modes of energy production in animals and plants and logically explain various life phenomena.
Schedule and Contents Lectures will cover the following topics:

Day 1: Glycolysis
Day 2: Citric acid cycle
Day 3: Gluconeogenesis, glycogen metabolism, pentose phosphate pathway
Day 4: Quiz, electron transfer system
Day 5: Photosynthesis
Day 6: Lipid metabolism
Day 7: Quiz, summary of first half

Day 8: Food digestion and absorption, regulation of food intake
Day 9: Transport, storage, and mobilization of nutrients
Day 10: Characteristics of metabolic enzymes and their regulation
Day 11: Quiz, bioenergetics
Day 12: Amino acid metabolism
Day 13: Nucleotide metabolism
Day 14: Quiz, summary of second half

Review and explanation of the final examination
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation will be based on the final examination scores (70% weightage) and quiz results (30% weightage).
The evaluation criteria and achievement level are in accordance with the "Evaluation Criteria and Achievement Level" described in the Student Handbook of the Faculty of Agriculture for the relevant year.
Course Requirements It is advisable to have taken Fundamental Biochemistry I.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Review and prepare the topics mentioned during the class and those related to the next lecture using the textbook.
Textbooks Textbooks/References William H. Elliott (著), Daphne C. Elliott (著), Kiyomizu 孝雄 (翻訳), 工藤 一郎 (翻訳) 『エリオット生化学・分子生物学 第5版』 (東京化学同人) ISBN:978-4-8079-0860-8, L. A. Moran, H. R. Horton, K. G. Scrimgeour, M. D. Perry 『ホートン生化学 第5版』 (東京化学同人) ISBN:978-4-8079-0672-7,
Printouts will be distributed as necessary.
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