Bioactive molecules
TeachersSAKUDA, ShoheiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

In this course, isolation, biosynthesis, and modes of action of bioactive molecules from a variety of organisms are studied. Skills obtained by this class are related to DP1 and DP2.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to obtain information for studying bioactive molecules at a molecular level.

Grading Policy

Evaluated by report 50% and original paper reading 50%.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookPrinted materials and original papers are distributed.



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1Learn about classification and study method of bioactive molecules.

2Learn about biosynthesis of poliketides.

3Learn about biosynthesis of terpenes.

4Lear about biosynthesis of phenylpropanoids and flavonoids.

5Learn about biosynthesis of sugars and peptides.

6Learn about methods for studying biosynthesis.

7Learn about molecules with bioactivity toward plants

8Learn about hormones and pheromones of insects and molecules with bioactivity toward insects

9Learn about signal molecules in microbes and molecules with bioactivity toward microbes.
10Learn about toxic natural products.

11Read an original paper concerning isolation and structural determination of a bioactive compound.

12Read an original paper concerning biosynthesis of a bioactive compound.

13Read an original paper concerning biosynthetic genes of a bioactive compound.

14Read an original paper concerning determination of a target molecule of a bioactive compound.

15Read an original paper concerning a mode of action of a bioactive compound.