Sarat Yenisetti

Nagaland University

Dr. Sarat Chandra Yenisetti is a Professor and Head of the Drosophila Neurobiology Laboratory in the Department of Zoology, Nagaland University (Central), Nagaland, India. He completed his M.Sc. from Bangaluru University, India, and was awarded a Ph.D. from Kuvempu University, India. Dr. Yenisetti obtained post-doctoral training in 'modeling Parkinson’s disease (PD) using Drosophila” from Neurogenetics, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA, and University of Regensburg, Germany. Sarat follows Drosophila approaches to understand dopaminergic neurodegeneration and identification of therapeutic targets for neuroprotection; knowledge of which will help to reduce the burden of PD in humans. His laboratory developed adult life phase-specific Drosophila models of PD and demonstrated their importance to understand the pathophysiology of late-onset neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs). Further deciphering the age-mediated regulation of brain-specific molecular networks is essential not only to screen small molecules/nutraceuticals/drugs with potential neuroprotective efficacy but also to develop/modulate the therapeutic approaches for late-onset NDDs such as PD.

Sarat Yenisetti

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The chemical basis of human emotions has been an exciting aspect in biology. The "feel-good chemical" dopamine (DA) is a hormone and also a neurotransmitter, which performs a critical role in reward and movement control in the brain. DA also performs multiple other functions outside the brain. Regulating unrelated critical biological functions makes this chemical a vital factor for sustaining life in both health and disease. Dopamine - Health and Disease is an endeavour with an objective to understand and appreciate the biological functions of DA in human wellbeing and its potential utility in biomedical research. This effort will supplement scientific and non-scientific communities in stimulating a critical understanding of the biological purpose of "ticklish" DA, which eventually supports the human relentless effort to reduce the burden of disease. As the most exciting molecule,dopamine directly impacts day-to-day life. Anyone who has an eye for health and disease-related concepts will find this book a good read.

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