Cell Biology
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Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective Requisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number5C224

Course Description

This course aims a basic and comprehensive understanding about the structure and function of the cell. This course will cover topics such as gene expression, cellular membrane, energy metabolism, signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, and cell cycle regulation. In this course, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to DP1 and DP2.

Course Objectives

The goals of this course are the fundamental understanding of cellular biology. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the regulatory mechanism of gene expression, the function of cellular membrane and cytoskeleton, energy metabolism pathway, the role and regulation of signal transduction, and cell cycle regulation.

Grading Policy

The final grade will be based on two quizzes at 5th and 10th lecture (20 point each) and the final examination (60 point). A score of 60 points or more (out of 100 points) is passed. To give feedback, the answer of the final exam will be uploaded to the LMS. The reexamination will not be taken place.

Textbook and Reference

Textbook基礎から学ぶ生物学・細胞生物学 第4版和田勝(著)、高田耕司(編)羊土社 ISBN: 978-4758121088
ReferencesEssential細胞生物学 原書第4版中村桂子・松原謙一(翻訳)南江堂 ISBN: 978-4524261994
References理系総合のための生命科学 第5版東京大学生命科学教科書編集委員会(編)羊土社 ISBN: 978-4758121026


Students should review the biology that you learned in high school and read over the parts of textbook related to topics in the next lecture.


Distribute the print if necessary. The content of the lecture will be uploaded to the LMS after each lecture.


1Introduction to cell biology
Textbook: P20–24, P32–34, and P39–42
Textbook: P49–54 and P66–71
3Regulatory mechanisms of gene expression
Textbook: P78–93
4Energy metabolism
Textbook: P103–125
5Quiz 1
6Cellular membrane
Textbook: P72–73, P126–130, and P141–143
7Intracellular compartment and vesicle transport
Textbook: P94–95
(Reference: Essential細胞生物学 P487–522)
8Cytoskeleton and cell movement
Textbook: P126–145
9Cellular signal transduction
Textbook: P146–168
10Quiz 2
11Mitosis and meiosis
Textbook: P169–185 and P186–193
12Cell death
Textbook: P256–274
13Cell differentiation
Textbook: P196–204
14Current topics: Cellular reprograming and regeneration
15Final exam