Fundamentals of Biochemistry
TeachersUCHIDA, KenichiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective Requisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number5C222

Course Description

Biochemistry is the science to understand life from the perspective of chemistry. There are a huge number of substances in a living organism and the life is maintained by many interactions of these substances. This course deals with the followings:

(1) The properties and roles of the selected significant substances.
(2) The process of energy production.
(3) The metabolism of a varieties of compounds.

You can acquire knowledge and ability of DP1 and DP2.

Course Objectives

The goals of this course are to understand the followings:

(1) The properties of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleic acids, mineral, and vitamins.
(2) The mechanism of energy production.
(3) The metabolic pass ways of some important compounds.

Grading Policy

Grading will be decided based on term-end examination.

Textbook and Reference

Textbook“Hajimeteno Seikagaku” (in japanese) 2nd. Ed.
Hirasawa Eiji, Kagakudoujin (ISBN978-4-7598-1589-4)


Nothing special.



1Stereochemistry of Biomolecules
2Succharides 1: gulcose and thier isomers
3Succharides 2: variouse sugars, disaccharide, polysccharides
4Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
5Lipids and Fatty Acids
6Nucleic Acids
7Vitamins, Coenzymes and Metal ions
8Energy Metabolism 1: TCA Cycle
9Energy Metabolism 2: Charge Relay System
10Energy Metabolism 3: Glycolysis
11Energy Metabolism 4: beta-oxidation of fatty acids
12Metabolism 1: Neoglycolysis
13Metabolism 2: Biosynthesis and degradation of amino acids
14Metabolism 3: Urea cycle
15Summary and Examination