Animal Molecular Physiology

Numbering Code U-AGR01 2A264 LJ69 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year 2nd year students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.1
Instructor name ohta takeshi (Graduate School of Agriculture Professor)
YOKOI NORIHIDE (Graduate School of Agriculture Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Animals maintain life by integrating the physiological functions of various strata from cells, tissues, and organisms based on molecules such as genes and proteins. The lecture provides a clear explanation of the physiological function of each stratum from the molecular perspective.
Course Goals To understand life phenomena at various strata, including cells, tissues, and organisms from the molecular perspective, and to be able to explain the system that maintains life by integrating various strata.
Schedule and Contents Lecture 1: Introduction and overview (OOTA, Takeshi and YOKOI, Norihide)

Lecture 2: Genome and genes (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining the composition of genome and genes.

Lecture 3: Gene expression and function (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining gene expression regulation and its function.

Lecture 4: Protein expression and function (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining protein expression regulation and its function.

Lecture 5: Protein intracellular localization (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining protein intracellular localization and its functional significance.

Lecture 6: Molecular function at the cell level (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining molecular function at the cell level and its integration.

Lecture 7: Molecular function at the tissue level (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining molecular function at the tissue level and its integration.

Lecture 8: Molecular function at the organ level (YOKOI, Norihide)
 Explaining molecular function at the organ level and its integration.

Lecture 9: Molecules involved in the sugar flow (OOTA, Takeshi)
 Explaining the molecular mechanism involved in the breakdown/absorption and metabolism of sugar in the body.

Lecture 10: Molecules involved in the lipid flow (OOTA, Takeshi)
 Explaining the molecular mechanism involved in the breakdown/absorption and metabolism of lipids in the body.

Lecture 11: Molecules involved in the amino acid flow (OOTA, Takeshi)
 Explaining the molecular mechanism involved in the absorption and metabolism of amino acids in the body.

Lecture 12: Molecules involved in the regulation of blood sugar level and lipids in the blood (OOTA, Takeshi)
Following the sugar flow and lipid flow, and explaining the regulation of the blood sugar level and lipids in the blood within the body.

Lectures 13 and 14: Mechanisms to metabolize sugar/lipids and their application (OOTA, Takeshi)
Discussing drug discovery research targeting the molecules that regulate the sugar flow and the lipid flow.

<<The end-of-semester exam>>

Lecture 15: Feedback
 During the feedback period, teaching staff accept questions about exam results and what they do not understand from students and respond in e-mails.
Evaluation Methods and Policy 【Assessment method】
 Assessment is based on attitude (attendance, class participation, and reports) (40 points) and the end-of-semester exam (written exam) (60 points).

【Assessment criteria】
 Assessment criteria and policy are drawn from "Assessment criteria and policy" in the current version of the Faculty of Agriculture Student Handbook.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Instruction will be given in class, taking into account the progress of the lectures on each topic/sub-topic per "Lecture plan and content" and students' level of comprehension.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used. Handouts will be distributed when necessary.
References, etc. To be introduced during class
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