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Structural and Molecular Aspects of DNA Repair

Subrata Dey

West Bengal University of Technology

A pioneering researcher on Down syndrome and genetic aspects of congenital heart defects, Alzheimer’s disease, and radiation-induced genomic instability. Appointed Vice-Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda University, holder of one registered patent and author of more than a hundred papers.


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DNA is continuously exposed to a myriad of physical and chemical agents that damage the DNA and impact the health and condition of living organisms. However, DNA repair enzymes faithfully protect the DNA and preserve the genomic sequence information. In many cancers, DNA repair pathways are disrupted and deregulated, and that results in genomic instability. Besides cancer, other human diseases are also caused due to unresolved DNA damage. However, robust DNA repair and damage tolerance pathways help remove or tolerate the lesions to allow survival.

This book aims to highlight the mechanisms of DNA repair, enzymes involved in repairing the damaged DNA, consequences of toxic exposures, diseases, and recent advances in research regarding the DNA repair mechanisms. This book will also provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the DNA repair mechanisms, enzymes involved, and pathological consequences of the damage caused by physical and chemical agents on DNA.

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Date completed: February 15th 2022

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Subrata Dey

West Bengal University of Technology

Prof. Subrata Kumar Dey, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda University, West Bengal, India has been associated with teaching and research for more than four decades and had visited different countries as invited speaker for delivering lectures. He joined as Professor of Biotechnology in Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology and was ex- Director of School of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences . His laboratory had long been involved in research on molecular genetics of Down syndrome, congenital heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. He published more than hundred research papers, edited several books on Down syndrome and had completed eleven research projects. Several students obtained Ph.D under his supervision. Along with teaching and research , Prof. Dey handled a number of administrative assignments successfully and had made dedicated and innovative approaches with great integrity. His major administrative roles were Director of Centre for Genetic Studies, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India.

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