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)

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

About this book

Introduction

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.​

Keywords

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0897-4
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0896-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0897-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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