Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease

  • Mark Lyte
  • John F. Cryan

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 817)

Also part of the Microbial Endocrinology book sub series (MICENDO, volume 817)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Basic Concepts Underlying the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John B. Furness, Brid P. Callaghan, Leni R. Rivera, Hyun-Jung Cho
      Pages 39-71
    3. Carmen Alonso, María Vicario, Marc Pigrau, Beatriz Lobo, Javier Santos
      Pages 73-113
    4. Paul Forsythe, John Bienenstock, Wolfgang A. Kunze
      Pages 115-133
    5. Yasser Al Omran, Qasim Aziz
      Pages 135-153
  3. Mechanistic Factors Influencing the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis

  4. The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Yolanda Sanz, Angela Moya-Pérez
      Pages 291-317
    3. Graham A. W. Rook, Charles L. Raison, Christopher A. Lowry
      Pages 319-356
    4. Mélanie G. Gareau
      Pages 357-371
    5. Yuliya E. Borre, Rachel D. Moloney, Gerard Clarke, Timothy G. Dinan, John F. Cryan
      Pages 373-403
    6. Kirsten Tillisch, Jennifer S. Labus
      Pages 405-416
    7. Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Fergus Shanahan
      Pages 417-432
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 433-436

About this book


The field of microbial endocrinology is expressly devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which the microbiota (bacteria within the microbiome) interact with the host (“us”). This interaction is a two-way street and the driving force that governs these interactions are the neuroendocrine products of both the host and the microbiota. Chapters include neuroendocrine hormone-induced changes in gene expression and microbial endocrinology and probiotics. This is the first in a series of books dedicated to understanding how bi-directional communication between host and bacteria represents the cutting edge of translational medical research, and hopefully identifies new ways to understand the mechanisms that determine health and disease.​


disease microbial endocrinology microbiome physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Lyte
    • 1
  • John F. Cryan
    • 2
  1. 1.Immunotherapeutics and BiotechnologyTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAbileneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy and NeuroscienceUniversity CollegeCorkIreland

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