D P Knight

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Epileptology
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi 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 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 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 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. doi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

Collaborators

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

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi 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 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 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 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. doi 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. ..
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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
    ....
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi 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
    ....
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. ncbi 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
    ....
  17. ncbi 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...