D P Knight

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Epileptology
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ultrastructure of insect and spider cocoon silks
    Osnat Hakimi
    Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, Materials Department, and Center for Academic Surgery, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS o hakimi qmul ac uk
    Biomacromolecules 7:2901-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Changes in element composition along the spinning duct in a Nephila spider
    D P Knight
    Zoology Department, University of Oxford, UK
    Naturwissenschaften 88:179-82. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Beta transition and stress-induced phase separation in the spinning of spider dragline silk
    D P Knight
    Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, OX1 3PS, Oxford, UK
    Int J Biol Macromol 27:205-10. 2000
  4. pmc Biological liquid crystal elastomers
    David P Knight
    Zoology Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:155-63. 2002
  5. pmc Spinning an elastic ribbon of spider silk
    David P Knight
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:219-27. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Liquid crystalline spinning of spider silk
    F Vollrath
    Zoology Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 410:541-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the spinning of selachian egg case ply sheets and orb web spider dragline filaments
    D P Knight
    Department of Zoology, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biomacromolecules 2:323-34. 2001
  8. doi request reprint Structure and function of the major ampullate spinning duct of the golden orb weaver, Nephila edulis
    G J G Davies
    Department of Zoology, The University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Tissue Cell 45:306-11. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Conformation transition in silk protein films monitored by time-resolved Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy: effect of potassium ions on Nephila spidroin films
    Xin Chen
    Department of Macromolecular Science, The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers of Education Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People s Republic of China
    Biochemistry 41:14944-50. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Rheological characterization of nephila spidroin solution
    Xin Chen
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biomacromolecules 3:644-8. 2002

Collaborators

  • F Vollrath
  • M M Knight
  • Xin Chen
  • Zhengzhong Shao
  • David L Kaplan
  • Li Zhou
  • G J G Davies
  • Chuncai Zhou
  • Osnat Hakimi
  • Xianneng Peng
  • Anna Rising
  • Ping Zhou
  • Elisabetta Bini
  • Pankaj Vadgama
  • Jinrong Yao
  • Boxun Leng
  • Jie Qian
  • Michael F Grahn
  • Armando Fernandez-Arias
  • Peiyi Wu
  • Erica Storckenfeldt
  • Wilhelm Engstrom
  • Helena Nimmervoll
  • Yufang Huang
  • Stefan Grip

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Ultrastructure of insect and spider cocoon silks
    Osnat Hakimi
    Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, Materials Department, and Center for Academic Surgery, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS o hakimi qmul ac uk
    Biomacromolecules 7:2901-8. 2006
    ..Observed separation of the microfibrils in fractured brins suggests that the multifibrillar structure of the silk fiber contributes to toughness by allowing dissipation of energy in the controlled propagation of cracks...
  2. ncbi request reprint Changes in element composition along the spinning duct in a Nephila spider
    D P Knight
    Zoology Department, University of Oxford, UK
    Naturwissenschaften 88:179-82. 2001
    ..Thus precise control of the ionic environment within the spider's spinning duct may be important in forming a tough insoluble thread and when devising mimetic processes to spin silk proteins industrially...
  3. ncbi request reprint Beta transition and stress-induced phase separation in the spinning of spider dragline silk
    D P Knight
    Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, OX1 3PS, Oxford, UK
    Int J Biol Macromol 27:205-10. 2000
    ..Measurements of draw stress at different draw rates during silking confirm that a stress-induced phase transition occurs...
  4. pmc Biological liquid crystal elastomers
    David P Knight
    Zoology Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:155-63. 2002
    ..In this paper, the possibility that other transversely banded fibrillar proteins are also LCEs is discussed...
  5. pmc Spinning an elastic ribbon of spider silk
    David P Knight
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:219-27. 2002
    ..This is achieved by the combination of an initial internal draw down, well inside the duct, and a final draw down, after the silk has left the spigot. The spinning mechanism in Loxosceles may be more ancestral...
  6. ncbi request reprint Liquid crystalline spinning of spider silk
    F Vollrath
    Zoology Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 410:541-8. 2001
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  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the spinning of selachian egg case ply sheets and orb web spider dragline filaments
    D P Knight
    Department of Zoology, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biomacromolecules 2:323-34. 2001
    ..The most important difference is that spiders produce a tough material by unfolding and hydrogen-bonding their silk dope molecules while Selachian fish do it by covalently cross-linking the molecules without unfolding them...
  8. doi request reprint Structure and function of the major ampullate spinning duct of the golden orb weaver, Nephila edulis
    G J G Davies
    Department of Zoology, The University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Tissue Cell 45:306-11. 2013
    ..This suggests constancy in the region where the nascent silk filament is drawn down within the lumen of the duct, which is likely to be fundamental for forming strong and tough fibres. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Conformation transition in silk protein films monitored by time-resolved Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy: effect of potassium ions on Nephila spidroin films
    Xin Chen
    Department of Macromolecular Science, The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers of Education Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People s Republic of China
    Biochemistry 41:14944-50. 2002
    ..We discuss the possible significance of these findings to an understanding of the way that spiders spin silk...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rheological characterization of nephila spidroin solution
    Xin Chen
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biomacromolecules 3:644-8. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Mapping domain structures in silks from insects and spiders related to protein assembly
    Elisabetta Bini
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering Center, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Mol Biol 335:27-40. 2004
    ..Thus these insights have implications for structural biology and relevance to fundamental and applied questions in material science and engineering...
  12. ncbi request reprint Spider silk proteins--mechanical property and gene sequence
    Anna Rising
    Department of Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences BioMedical Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
    Zoolog Sci 22:273-81. 2005
    ..This review aims to link recent molecular data, often translated into amino acid sequences and predicted three dimensional structural motifs, to known mechanical properties...
  13. ncbi request reprint Conformation transition kinetics of Bombyx mori silk protein
    Xin Chen
    The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers of MOE, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People s Republic of China
    Proteins 68:223-31. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Synthesis and characterization of multiblock copolymers based on spider dragline silk proteins
    Chuncai Zhou
    The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers and Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, P R China
    Biomacromolecules 7:2415-9. 2006
    ..These multiblock polymers showed a significant solubility in the component solvents. Moreover, the copolymer which contains the short polyisoprene segment would aggregate into a micellar-like structure, as observed by TEM...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of metallic ions on silk formation in the Mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Li Zhou
    The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, National Microanalysis Center, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, People s Republic of China
    J Phys Chem B 109:16937-45. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Further investigation on potassium-induced conformation transition of Nephila spidroin film with two-dimensional infrared correlation spectroscopy
    Xianneng Peng
    Department of Macromolecular Science, The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, People s Republic of China
    Biomacromolecules 6:302-8. 2005
    ..We present a single coherent and detailed hypothesis for the assembly and secondary structural transition of silk proteins in vivo and in vitro based on our findings and on evidence from other laboratories...
  17. ncbi request reprint Copper in the silk formation process of Bombyx mori silkworm
    Li Zhou
    Department of Macromolecular Science, The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, PR China
    FEBS Lett 554:337-41. 2003
    ..Taken together these findings indicate that copper could play a role in the natural spinning process in silkworms...