Selected references for “Social Life of Genes”

Below are is a selected list of works I cited in my Pacific Standard article, “The Social Life of Genes.”

Alaux, C, S Sinha, and L Hasadsri. 2009. “Honey Bee Aggression Supports a Link Between Gene Regulation and Behavioral Evolution.” In PNAS, Aug 21, 2009. doi:10.1073/pnas.0907043106  How social experience changes honeybees.

Alaux, C, Y Le Conte, H A Adams, S Rodriguez-Zas, C M Grozinger, S Sinha, and G E Robinson. 2009a. “Regulation of Brain Gene Expression in Honey Bees by Brood Pheromone.” Genes, Brain, and Behavior 8 (3) (April): 309–319. doi:10.1111/j.1601-183X.2009.00480.x.  More on how social experience changes honeybees.

Ball, G F. 1998. “They’re Playing Our Song: Minireview Gene Expression and Birdsong Perception.” Neuron (January 1).  On gene expression in bird brains.

Bell, A M, and G E Robinson. 2011. “Behavior and the Dynamic Genome.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 332 (6034) (June 2): 1161–1162. doi:10.1126/science.1203295.   Overview of the field.

Burmeister, Sabrina S, Erich D Jarvis, and Russell D Fernald. 2005. “Rapid Behavioral and Genomic Responses to Social Opportunity.” PLoS Biology 3 (11): e363. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030363.  The macho cichlid study.

Capitanio, John P, Sally P Mendoza, and Steve W Cole. 2011. “Nervous Temperament in Infant Monkeys Is Associated with Reduced Sensitivity of Leukocytes to Cortisol’s Influence on Trafficking.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 25 (1) (January): 151–159. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2010.09.008.  Gene expression distinctions in nervous young monkeys.

Chen, E, G E Miller, H A Walker, J M Arevalo, C Y Sung, and S W Cole. 2008. “Genome-Wide Transcriptional Profiling Linked to Social Class in Asthma.” Thorax 64 (1) (October 3): 38–43. doi:10.1136/thx.2007.095091.  The asthma study discussed late in the article: Healthy cognitive framing seems a key casualty in families in poverty.

Chen, E, G E Miller, M S Kobor, and S W Cole. 2010. “Maternal Warmth Buffers the Effects of Low Early-Life Socioeconomic Status on Pro-Inflammatory Signaling in Adulthood.” Molecular Psychiatry 16 (7) (May 18): 729–737. doi:10.1038/mp.2010.53.  Some good news.

Cole, S W. 2009. “Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression.” Current Directions in Psychological Science (January 1).  Broad overview from Cole.

Cole, S W, M E Kemeny, and S E Taylor. 2005. “Accelerated Course of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Gay Men Who Conceal Their Homosexual Identity.” Psychosomatic … (January 13): 1–13.  HIV and the social isolation of being closeted.

Cole, Steve W. 2010. “Elevating the Perspective on Human Stress Genomics.” Psychoneuroendocrinology 35 (7) (August): 955–962. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.06.008.  Another overview from Cole.

Cole, Steve W, Margaret E Kemeny, Shelley E Taylor, and Barbara R Visscher. 1996. “Elevated Physical Health Risk Among Gay Men Who Conceal Their Homosexual Identity..” Health Psychology 15 (4): 243–251. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.15.4.243.  An early study of higher health risk in closeted gay men.

Irwin, Michael R, and Steven W Cole. 2011. “Reciprocal Regulation of the Neural and Innate Immune Systems.” Nature Reviews Immunology 11 (9) (August 5): 625–632. doi:10.1038/nri3042.  Overview of links between neural and immune systems (and blood and brain systems).

Lutgendorf, Susan K, Koen DeGeest, Caroline Y Sung, Jesusa M Arevalo, Frank Penedo, Joseph Lucci III, Michael Goodheart, et al. 2009. “Depression, Social Support, and Beta-Adrenergic Transcription Control in Human Ovarian Cancer.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 23 (2) (February): 176–183. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2008.04.155.  How gene expression varies by social support in people with cancer.

Miller, G E, N Rohleder, and S W Cole. 2009. “Chronic Interpersonal Stress Predicts Activation of Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Signaling Pathways 6 Months Later.” Psychosomatic Medicine 71 (1) (January 5): 57–62. doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e318190d7de.  Social stress levels, and perceived isolation, predict gene-expression patterns 6 months later.

Miller, Gregory E, Edith Chen, Jasmen Sze, Teresa Marin, Jesusa M G Arevalo, Richard Doll, Roy Ma, and Steve W Cole. 2008. “A Functional Genomic Fingerprint of Chronic Stress in Humans: Blunted Glucocorticoid and Increased NF-κB Signaling.” Biological Psychiatry 64 (4) (August): 266–272. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.03.017. Gene expression fingerprints of chronic stress.

Miller, Gregory, Edith Chen, and Steve W Cole. 2009. “Health Psychology: Developing Biologically Plausible Models Linking the Social World and Physical Health.” Annual Review of Psychology 60 (1) (January): 501–524. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.60.110707.163551.  A broad overview from frequent collaborators Greg Miller, Edith Chen, and Steve Cole.

Slavich, G M, and S W Cole. 2013. “The Emerging Field of Human Social Genomics.” Clinical Psychological Science (January 1).  Another recent review.

Sloan, Erica K, John P Capitanio, and Steve W Cole. 2008. “Stress-Induced Remodeling of Lymphoid Innervation.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 22 (1) (January): 15–21. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2007.06.011.

Sloan, Erica K, John P Capitanio, Ross P Tarara, and Steve W Cole. 2008. “Social Temperament and Lymph Node Innervation.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 22 (5) (July): 717–726. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2007.10.010.  The Sloan paper in which social temperament seems to affect lymph node pathways.

If you have trouble finding these, drop me a note at david.a.dobbs at gmail, and I can send you a pdf. Mail load is heavy, so it might take a day or two.



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