Cell Biological Science and Engineering
TeachersTAKAYAMA, YukoStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategoryGeneral Engineer Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

The cell cycle and its molecular mechanisms are expounded. Students introduce related original papers in turns in the class.

Course Objectives

The cell cycle, the ordered set of processes by which one cell grows and divides into two daughter cells. Cell growth and division is a basis of biology. Without knowing the cell cycle control, we cannot understand the uncontrolled cell division of cancers and the growth arrest of the senescent cells. The aim of this lecture is to understand molecular mechanisms of cell cycle control.

Grading Policy

The learning results are evaluated based on exercises and reports.

Textbook and Reference

KindTitleAuthorPublisher
TextbookThe Cell Cycle an introduction
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Requirements(Assignments)

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Schedule

1Cell growth and the cell cycle
2Chromosomes and inheritance
3Mitosis and meiosis
4The early embryonic cell cycle

5The Control of Mitosis
6The transition from G1 to S phase
7The control of DNA replication
8The cell cycle checkpoint
9The meiotic cell cycle
10Genetic analysis of the cell cycle: exposition of experiment methods

11Genetic analysis of the cell cycle: exposition of experiment methods
12Group reading of an original paper about the cell cycle
13Presentation of an original paper about the cell cycle
14Presentation of an original paper about the cell cycle

15Conclusion and discussion