[Summary of the lecture] Advanced bioinorganic chemistry I and II systematically introduce bioinorganic chemistry. This course, advanced bioinorganic chemistry II, mainly covers the mechanisms of various metalloenzymes.
[Aim of the lecture] Bioinorganic chemistry, which describes the biological role of metal ions, is a rapidly growing research area. This course provides details of various metalloenzymes, which catalyzes biological transformations, based on the contents of advanced bioinorganic chemistry I. Transition metal complexes as inorganic medicine are also mentioned briefly.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the structures and mechanism of metalloenzymes.
2) Explain the mechanism of photosynthesis.
hydrogenase, nitrogen fixation, nitrogenase, nitrification, oxidase, photosynthesis
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course covers the structures and mechanisms of a variety of metalloenzymes. In the last day, final examination is set to assess the level of understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry||Explain the outline of bioinoganic chemistry.|
|Class 2||hydrogenases||Explain the mechanism of hydrogenase.|
|Class 3||Nitrogen cycle||Explain the nitrogen cycle in nature.|
|Class 4||Coordination chemistry relating to nitrogen fixation||Explain transition metal complexes, which serve as structural and functional models of nitrogenase.|
|Class 5||Oxygen transfer reactions||Explain the mechanism of oxidases.|
|Class 6||Photosynthesis||Explain the mechanism of photosynthesis.|
|Class 7||Practice problems to assess the level of understanding and explanation of the answers||Understand the course contents and solve practice problems.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
R. R. Crichton, "Biological Inorganic Chemistry", 2nd Ed., Elsevier B. V.; ISBN: 978-0-4445-3782-9.
S. J. Lippard, J. M. Berg, "Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry", University Science Books; ISBN: 978-0-9357-0272-9.
J. A. Cowan, "Inorganic Biochemistry: An Introduction", 2nd Ed., Wiley-VCH; ISBN: 978-0-4711-8895-7.
I. Bertini, H. B. Gray, E. I. Stiefel, J. S. Valentine, "Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Structure and Reactivity", University Science Books; ISBN: 978-1-8913-8943-2.
Course materials are provided during class.
Final examination (70%), level of class participation (30%) which is assessed by small quizzes and so on.
Students must have completed the 200- and 300-level basic courses offered by the Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering or have equivalent knowledge. Students are supposed to have knowledge of the contents of advanced bioinorganic chemistry I.
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