Guang Guo

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The Genome-Wide Influence on Human BMI Depends on Physical Activity, Life Course, and Historical Period
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
    Demography 52:1651-70. 2015
  2. doi request reprint A natural experiment of peer influences on youth alcohol use
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 52:193-207. 2015
  3. pmc Genetic bio-ancestry and social construction of racial classification in social surveys in the contemporary United States
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, CB 3210, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 3210, USA
    Demography 51:141-72. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Gene-lifecourse interaction for alcohol consumption in adolescence and young adulthood: five monoamine genes
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3210, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:417-23. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Body mass, DRD4, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and family socioeconomic status: the add health study
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1199-206. 2007
  6. pmc The VNTR 2 repeat in MAOA and delinquent behavior in adolescence and young adulthood: associations and MAOA promoter activity
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 16:626-34. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Trajectories of depressive symptoms, dopamine D2 and D4 receptors, family socioeconomic status and social support in adolescence and young adulthood
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Genet 19:14-26. 2009
  8. pmc Gene by social context interactions for number of sexual partners among white male youths: genetics-informed sociology
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3210, USA
    AJS 114:S36-66. 2008
  9. pmc The dopamine transporter gene, a spectrum of most common risky behaviors, and the legal status of the behaviors
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9352. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Dopamine transporter, gender, and number of sexual partners among young adults
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 15:279-87. 2007

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. doi request reprint The Genome-Wide Influence on Human BMI Depends on Physical Activity, Life Course, and Historical Period
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
    Demography 52:1651-70. 2015
    ..In summary, this study provides evidence that the influence of human genome as a whole on obesity depends on historical period, age, and level of physical activity. ..
  2. doi request reprint A natural experiment of peer influences on youth alcohol use
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 52:193-207. 2015
    ..25-1.61 drinking episodes per month. However, even when a peer is not considered a best friend, a drinking peer still increased ego's drinking episodes by 0.75-1.00 per month. ..
  3. pmc Genetic bio-ancestry and social construction of racial classification in social surveys in the contemporary United States
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, CB 3210, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 3210, USA
    Demography 51:141-72. 2014
    ..The findings were replicated in two racially and ethnically diverse data sets: the College Roommate Study (N = 2,065) and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 2,281). ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Gene-lifecourse interaction for alcohol consumption in adolescence and young adulthood: five monoamine genes
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3210, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:417-23. 2007
    ..This analysis has demonstrated the potential usefulness of the life course perspective in genetic studies of human behaviors such as alcohol consumption...
  5. ncbi request reprint Body mass, DRD4, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and family socioeconomic status: the add health study
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1199-206. 2007
    ..To investigate the joint role of the 48-base pair repeat polymorphism of the dopamine receptor 4 gene (DRD4) and environmental factors in body mass variation among an ethnically diverse sample of U.S. adolescents and young adults...
  6. pmc The VNTR 2 repeat in MAOA and delinquent behavior in adolescence and young adulthood: associations and MAOA promoter activity
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 16:626-34. 2008
    ..The results for women are similar, but weaker. In the functional analysis, the 2 repeat exhibits much lower levels of promoter activity than the 3 or 4 repeat...
  7. doi request reprint Trajectories of depressive symptoms, dopamine D2 and D4 receptors, family socioeconomic status and social support in adolescence and young adulthood
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Genet 19:14-26. 2009
    ..Second, we reestimated the association between the dopamine receptors and depression after taking into account the effects of socioeconomic disparity and child-parent ties and social support...
  8. pmc Gene by social context interactions for number of sexual partners among white male youths: genetics-informed sociology
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3210, USA
    AJS 114:S36-66. 2008
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  9. pmc The dopamine transporter gene, a spectrum of most common risky behaviors, and the legal status of the behaviors
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9352. 2010
    ..These comparisons indicate that the protective effect of DAT1*9R/9R cannot be explained away by these background characteristics. Our work demonstrates how legal/social contexts can enhance or reduce a genetic effect on risky behaviors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Dopamine transporter, gender, and number of sexual partners among young adults
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 15:279-87. 2007
    ..Discussion is provided why this finding is absent among females...
  11. ncbi request reprint Age at first sexual intercourse, genes, and social context: evidence from twins and the dopamine D4 receptor gene
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 3210, USA
    Demography 43:747-69. 2006
    ..Evidence from both twin and genetic-variant analyses points to a role of genes in the timing of first sexual intercourse...
  12. ncbi request reprint DRD4 gene variant associated with body mass: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3210, USA
    Hum Mutat 27:236-41. 2006
    ..7 genotype was associated with a lower BMI-percentile score in white individuals compared to other genotypes, the difference was not significant. Individuals heterozygous for D4.7 did not differ from those with the other/other genotype...
  13. ncbi request reprint The mechanisms mediating the effects of poverty on children's intellectual development
    G Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Demography 37:431-47. 2000
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  14. ncbi request reprint Genetic similarity shared by best friends among adolescents
    Guang Guo
    Carolina Population Center and Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3210, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:113-21. 2006
    ..Our hypothesis is supported in analyses among same-sex friends (not among different-sex friends) for GPA, aggressive behavior, and AHPVT...
  15. ncbi request reprint Contributions of the DAT1 and DRD2 genes to serious and violent delinquency among adolescents and young adults
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3210, USA
    Hum Genet 121:125-36. 2007
    ..These results only apply to males. Neither variant is associated with delinquency among females...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sexy media matter: exposure to sexual content in music, movies, television, and magazines predicts black and white adolescents' sexual behavior
    Jane D Brown
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3365, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1018-27. 2006
    ..To assess over time whether exposure to sexual content in 4 mass media (television, movies, music, and magazines) used by early adolescents predicts sexual behavior in middle adolescence...
  17. pmc Gene-environment correlation: difficulties and a natural experiment-based strategy
    Brandon Wagner
    at the time of the study, Brandon Wagner, Hexuan Liu, and Guang Guo were with the Department of Sociology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Guang Guo is also with the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Jiang Li is with Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Am J Public Health 103:S167-73. 2013
    ..We explored how gene-environment correlations can result in endogenous models, how natural experiments can protect against this threat, and if unbiased estimates from natural experiments are generalizable to other contexts...
  18. pmc Genetic epidemiology of BMI and body mass change from adolescence to young adulthood
    Kari E North
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1474-6. 2010
    ..61 +/- 0.03) and young adulthood (rho(G) = 0.23 +/- 0.06). Our findings support a complex etiology of BMI and BMI change...
  19. pmc Trends in body mass index in adolescence and young adulthood in the United States: 1959-2002
    HEDWIG LEE
    Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Adolesc Health 49:601-8. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint The mixed or multilevel model for behavior genetic analysis
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Behav Genet 32:37-49. 2002
    ..We compare results from the mixed or multilevel model, Pearson's correlation analysis, and the structural equation model...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gene-environment contributions to young adult sexual partnering
    Carolyn T Halpern
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, 27599 7445, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7445, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:543-54. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the necessity of using more comprehensive multiple gene-multiple life experience approaches to investigations of complex behaviors such as sexual patterns...
  22. doi request reprint Mixture SNPs effect on phenotype in genome-wide association studies
    Ling Wang
    Department of Statistics and Operation Research, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 27514, Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Genomics 16:3. 2015
    ..The HBM models the SNP effects using a mixture distribution of a point mass at zero and a normal distribution, where the point mass corresponds to those non-associative SNPs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Genetic contribution to suicidal behaviors and associated risk factors among adolescents in the U.S
    Hyunsan Cho
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin Street, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Sci 7:303-11. 2006
    ..Future research examining potential interactions between expression of genetic influence and particular environmental contexts may enhance prevention and intervention efforts...
  24. pmc The influence of three genes on whether adolescents use contraception, USA 1994-2002
    Jonathan Daw
    Carolina Population Center, UNC Chapel Hill, 123 W Franklin St, Room 202 B, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 2524, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 65:253-71. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint Nurture net of nature: Re-evaluating the role of shared environments in academic achievement and verbal intelligence
    Jonathan Daw
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 52:422-39. 2015
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Data quality control in social surveys using genetic information
    Yi Li
    a Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 60:212-28. 2014
    ..This article represents an initial effort to utilize genetic data for the purposes of data quality control. As genetic data become increasingly available, researchers may explore more approaches to improving data quality. ..
  27. pmc Genomic assortative mating in marriages in the United States
    Guang Guo
    Department of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the United States of America Carolina Population Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the United States of America Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e112322. 2014
    ..Suggestive evidence is reported. Future studies need to consider a more general form of genomic assortment, in which different allelic forms in homologous genes and non-homologous genes result in the same phenotype...
  28. ncbi request reprint Influences of socio-demographic and social context risk factors on labor force aged mortality from communicable disease
    Warangkana Polprasert
    School of Health Science, Sukothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 89:854-63. 2006
    ..Study the influences of socio-demographic and social context risk factors on labor force aged mortality from communicable disease...

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