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Complex gene expression in the dragline silk producing glands of the Western black widow (Latrodectus hesperus).

Lane AK, Hayashi CY, Whitworth GB, Ayoub NA.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Dec 2;14:846. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-846.


Araneoid egg case silk: a fibroin with novel ensemble repeat units from the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus.

Hu X, Lawrence B, Kohler K, Falick AM, Moore AM, McMullen E, Jones PR, Vierra C.

Biochemistry. 2005 Aug 2;44(30):10020-7.


Ancient properties of spider silks revealed by the complete gene sequence of the prey-wrapping silk protein (AcSp1).

Ayoub NA, Garb JE, Kuelbs A, Hayashi CY.

Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Mar;30(3):589-601. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss254. Epub 2012 Nov 15.


The molecular structures of major ampullate silk proteins of the wasp spider, Argiope bruennichi: a second blueprint for synthesizing de novo silk.

Zhang Y, Zhao AC, Sima YH, Lu C, Xiang ZH, Nakagaki M.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2013 Mar;164(3):151-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2012.12.002. Epub 2012 Dec 20.


Pyriform spidroin 1, a novel member of the silk gene family that anchors dragline silk fibers in attachment discs of the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus.

Blasingame E, Tuton-Blasingame T, Larkin L, Falick AM, Zhao L, Fong J, Vaidyanathan V, Visperas A, Geurts P, Hu X, La Mattina C, Vierra C.

J Biol Chem. 2009 Oct 16;284(42):29097-108. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.021378. Epub 2009 Aug 7.


Chromosome mapping of dragline silk genes in the genomes of widow spiders (Araneae, Theridiidae).

Zhao Y, Ayoub NA, Hayashi CY.

PLoS One. 2010 Sep 21;5(9):e12804. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012804.


Proteomic Evidence for Components of Spider Silk Synthesis from Black Widow Silk Glands and Fibers.

Chaw RC, Correa-Garhwal SM, Clarke TH, Ayoub NA, Hayashi CY.

J Proteome Res. 2015 Oct 2;14(10):4223-31. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b00353. Epub 2015 Sep 1.


Egg case protein-1. A new class of silk proteins with fibroin-like properties from the spider Latrodectus hesperus.

Hu X, Kohler K, Falick AM, Moore AM, Jones PR, Sparkman OD, Vierra C.

J Biol Chem. 2005 Jun 3;280(22):21220-30. Epub 2005 Mar 29.


Molecular and mechanical properties of major ampullate silk of the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus.

Lawrence BA, Vierra CA, Moore AM.

Biomacromolecules. 2004 May-Jun;5(3):689-95.


Multi-tissue transcriptomics of the black widow spider reveals expansions, co-options, and functional processes of the silk gland gene toolkit.

Clarke TH, Garb JE, Hayashi CY, Haney RA, Lancaster AK, Corbett S, Ayoub NA.

BMC Genomics. 2014 May 23;15:365. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-365.


Protein composition correlates with the mechanical properties of spider ( Argiope trifasciata ) dragline silk.

Marhabaie M, Leeper TC, Blackledge TA.

Biomacromolecules. 2014 Jan 13;15(1):20-9. doi: 10.1021/bm401110b. Epub 2013 Dec 17.


Microdissection of black widow spider silk-producing glands.

Jeffery F, La Mattina C, Tuton-Blasingame T, Hsia Y, Gnesa E, Zhao L, Franz A, Vierra C.

J Vis Exp. 2011 Jan 11;(47). pii: 2382. doi: 10.3791/2382.


Reproducing natural spider silks' copolymer behavior in synthetic silk mimics.

An B, Jenkins JE, Sampath S, Holland GP, Hinman M, Yarger JL, Lewis R.

Biomacromolecules. 2012 Dec 10;13(12):3938-48. doi: 10.1021/bm301110s. Epub 2012 Nov 8.


Early events in the evolution of spider silk genes.

Starrett J, Garb JE, Kuelbs A, Azubuike UO, Hayashi CY.

PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38084. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038084. Epub 2012 Jun 22.


Brown widow (Latrodectus geometricus) major ampullate silk protein and its material properties.

Motriuk-Smith D, Lewis RV.

Biomed Sci Instrum. 2004;40:64-9.


Dragline silk: a fiber assembled with low-molecular-weight cysteine-rich proteins.

Pham T, Chuang T, Lin A, Joo H, Tsai J, Crawford T, Zhao L, Williams C, Hsia Y, Vierra C.

Biomacromolecules. 2014 Nov 10;15(11):4073-81. doi: 10.1021/bm5011239. Epub 2014 Oct 9.


Conserved C-terminal domain of spider tubuliform spidroin 1 contributes to extensibility in synthetic fibers.

Gnesa E, Hsia Y, Yarger JL, Weber W, Lin-Cereghino J, Lin-Cereghino G, Tang S, Agari K, Vierra C.

Biomacromolecules. 2012 Feb 13;13(2):304-12. doi: 10.1021/bm201262n. Epub 2012 Jan 12.


Characterizing the secondary protein structure of black widow dragline silk using solid-state NMR and X-ray diffraction.

Jenkins JE, Sampath S, Butler E, Kim J, Henning RW, Holland GP, Yarger JL.

Biomacromolecules. 2013 Oct 14;14(10):3472-83. doi: 10.1021/bm400791u. Epub 2013 Sep 26.


Aciniform spidroin, a constituent of egg case sacs and wrapping silk fibers from the black widow spider Latrodectus hesperus.

Vasanthavada K, Hu X, Falick AM, La Mattina C, Moore AM, Jones PR, Yee R, Reza R, Tuton T, Vierra C.

J Biol Chem. 2007 Nov 30;282(48):35088-97. Epub 2007 Oct 5.

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