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Rajagopal BS, Yates N, Smith J, Paradisi A, Tetard-Jones C, Willats WGT, Marcus S, Knox JP, Firdaus-Raih M, Henrissat B, Davies GJ, Walton PH, Parkin A, GR Hemsworth (2024) Structural dissection of two redox proteins from the shipworm symbiont Teredinibacter turnerae. IUCrJ

Ric-Varas P, Paniagua C, López-Casado G, Molina-Hidalgo FJ, Schückel J, Knox JP, Blanco-Portales R, Moyano E, Muñoz-Blanco J, Posé S, Matas AJ, Mercado JA (2024) Suppressing the rhamnogalacturonan lyase gene FaRGLyase1 preserves RGI pectin degradation and enhances strawberry fruit firmness. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry 206: 108294  ONLINE


Schulz K, Machaj G, Knox P, Hancock RD, Verrall SR, Korpinen R, Saranpää P, Kärkönen A, Karpinska B, Foyer CH (2023) Restraining quiescence release-related ageing in plant cells: a case study in carrot. Cells 12: 2465 ONLINE


Galloway AF, Akhtar J, Burak E, Marcus SE, Field KJ, Dodd IC, Knox P (2022) Altered properties and structures of root exudate polysaccharides in a root hairless mutant of barley. Plant Physiology 190: 1214–1227  ONLINE


Jobert F, Guénin S, Voxeur A, Lee KJD, Bouton S, Sénéchal F, Hocq L, Mongelard G, Demailly H, Amakorová P, Strnad M, Vernhettes S, Mouille G, Pilard S, Knox JP, Novák O Pelloux J, Gutierrez L (2021) Pectin remodeling belongs to a homeostatic system and triggers transcriptomic and hormonal modulations. BioRχiv 

Galloway AF, Akhtar J, Burak E, Marcus SE, Field K, Dodd IC, Knox P (2021) A soil-binding polysaccharide complex released from root hairs functions in rhizosheath formation. BioRχiv


Paniagua C, Ric-Varas P, García-Gago JA, López-Casado G, Blanco-Portales R, Muñoz-Blanco J, Schückel J, Knox JP, Matas AJ, Quesada MA, Posé S, Mercado JA. (2020) Elucidating the role of polygalacturonase genes in strawberry fruit softening. Journal of Experimental Botany 71, 7103–7117  ONLINE

Galloway AF, Akhtar J, Marcus SE, Fletcher N, Field K, Knox P (2020) Cereal root exudates contain highly structurally complex polysaccharides with soil‐binding properties. Plant Journal 103, 1666–1678  ONLINE

Gallego-Giraldo L, Liu C, Pose-Albacete S, Pattathil S, Peralta AG, Young J, Westpheling J, Hahn MG, Rao X, Knox JP, De Meester B, Boerjan W, Dixon RA (2020) ARABIDOPSIS DEHISCENCE ZONE POLYGALACTURONASE 1 (ADPG1) releases latent defense signals in stems with reduced lignin content. Proceedings National Academy Sciences USA 117, 3281-3290 ONLINE

Ric-Varas P, Barceló M, Rivera JA, Cerezo, S, Matas AJ, Schückel J, Knox JP, Posé S, Pliego-Alfaro F, Mercado JA (2020) Exploring the use of fruit callus culture as a model system to study color development and cell wall remodeling during strawberry fruit ripening. Plants 9, 805 ONLINE

Moneo-Sánchez M, Vaquero-Rodríguez A, Hernández-Nistal J, Albornos L, Knox P, Dopico B, Labrador E, Martín I (2020) Pectic galactan affects cell wall architecture during secondary cell wall deposition. Planta 251, 100 ONLINE

Galloway AF, Knox P, Krause K (2020) Sticky mucilages and exudates of plants–putative microenvironmental design elements with biotechnological value. New Phytologist 225, 1461-1469 ONLINE


Jung NU, Giarola V, Chen P, Knox JP, Bartels D (2019) Craterostigma plantagineum cell wall composition is remodelled during desiccation and the glycine‐rich protein CpGRP1 interacts with pectins through clustered arginines. Plant Journal 100, 661-676 ONLINE

Silva-Sanzana C, Celiz-Balboa J, Garzo E, Marcus SE,  Parra-Rojas JP, Rojas B, Olmedo P, Rubilar MA, Rios I, Chorbadjian RA, Fereres A, Knox P, Saez-Aguayoa S, Blanco-Herrera F. (2019) Pectinmethyesterases modulate plant homogalacturonan status in defenses against the aphid Myzus persicaePlant Cell 31, 1913-1929 ONLINE

Rongkaumpan G, Amsbury S, Andablo-Reyes E, Linford H, Connell S, Knox JP, Sarkar A, Benitez-Alfonso Y, Orfila C (2019) Cell wall polymer composition and spatial distribution in ripe banana and mango fruit: implications for cell adhesion and texture perception. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 858 ONLINE

Wang D, Samsulrizal N, Yan C, Allcock NS, Craigon J, Blanco-Ulate B, Ortega-Salazar I, Marcus SE, Bagheri HM, Perez-Fons L, Fraser PD, Foster T, Fray RG, Knox JP, Seymour GB (2019) Characterisation of CRISPR mutants targeting genes modulating pectin degradation in ripening tomato. Plant Physiology 179, 544-557 ONLINE

Guo X, Runavot J-L, Bourot S, Meulewaeter F, Hernandez-Gomez M, Holland C, Harholt J, Willats, WGT, Mravec J, Knox P, Ulvskov P (2019) Metabolism of polysaccharides in dynamic middle lamellae during cotton fibre development. Planta 249, 1565-1581 ONLINE


Moneo-Sánchez M, Alonso-Chico A, Knox JP, Dopico B, Labrador E, Martin I (2018) β-(1,4)-Galactan remodelling in Arabidopsis cell walls affects the xyloglucan structure during elongation. Planta 249, 351-362 ONLINE

Akhtar J, Galloway AF, Nikolopoulos G, Field KJ, Knox P (2018) A quantitative method for the high throughput screening for the soil adhesion properties of plant and microbial polysaccharides and exudates. Plant & Soil 428, 57-65

Bozbuga R, Lilley CJ, Knox JP, Urwin, PE (2018) Host-specific signatures of the cell wall changes induced by the plant parasitic nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. Scientific Reports 8, 173012 ONLINE

Gallego‐Giraldo L, Posé  S, Pattathil S, Peralta AG, Hahn MG, Ayre BG,  Sunuwar J, Hernandez J, Patel M, Shah J, Rao X, Knox JP, Dixon RA (2018) Elicitors and defense gene induction in plants with altered lignin compositions. New Phytologist

Posé S, Marcus SE, Knox JP (2018) Differential metabolism of pectic galactan in tomato and strawberry fruit: detection of the LM26 branched galactan epitope in ripe strawberry fruit. Physiologia Plantarum

Siméon A, Duffieux D, Hervé C, Le Panse S, Knox P, Torode T (2018) The immunodetection and in situ imaging of cell-wall polysaccharides in brown algae. Protocols for Macroalgae Research. Edited by B Charrier, T Wichard, CRK Reddy. CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp 323-334

Torode TA, O’Neill R, Marcus SE, Cornuault V, Posé S, Lauder RP, Kračun SK, Rydahl MG, Andersen MCF, Willats WGT, Braybrook SA, Townsend BJ, Clausen MH, Knox JP (2018) Branched pectic galactan in phloem-sieve-element cell walls: implications for cell mechanics. Plant Physiology 176, 1547-1558 ONLINE

Leroux O Eder M, Saxe F, Dunlop JWC, Popper ZA, Viane RLL, Knox JP (2018) Comparative in situ analysis reveals the dynamic nature of sclerenchyma cell walls of the fern Asplenium rutifoliumAnnals of Botany 122, 345-358 ONLINE

Fabrice TN, Vogler H, Draeger C, Munglani G, Gupta S, Herger AG, Knox P, Grossniklaus U, Ringli C (2018) LRX Proteins play a crucial role in pollen grain and pollen tube cell wall development. Plant Physiology 176, 1981-1992 ONLINE

Galloway AF, Pedersen MJ, Merry B, Marcus SE, Blacker J, Benning LG, Field KJ, Knox JP (2018) Xyloglucan is released by plants and promotes soil particle aggregation. New Phytologist 217, 1128-1136 ONLINE

Cornuault V, Posé S, Knox JP (2018) Disentangling pectic homogalacturonan and rhamnogalacturonan-I polysaccharides: evidence for sub-populations in fruit parenchyma systems. Food Chemistry 246, 275-285 ONLINE


Ruprecht C, Bartetzko MP, Senf D, Dallabernardina P, Boos I, Andersen MCF, Kotake T, Knox JP, Hahn MG, Clausen MH, Pfrengle F (2017) A synthetic glycan microarray enables epitope mapping of plant cell wall glycan-directed antibodies. Plant Physiology 175, 1094-1104 ONLINE

Cornuault V, Buffetto F, Marcus SE, Crépeau M-J, Guillon F, Ralet M-C, Knox P (2017) LM6-M: a high avidity rat monoclonal antibody to pectic α-1,5-L-arabinan. BioRχiv

Zhang L, Lilley CJ, Imren M, Knox JP, Urwin PE (2017) The complex cell wall composition of syncytia induced by plant parasitic cyst nematodes reflects both function and host plant. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 1087 ONLINE

Hernandez-Gomez MC, Runavot J-L, Meulewaeter F, Knox JP (2017) Developmental features of cotton fibre middle lamellae in relation to cell adhesion and cell detachment in cultivars with distinct fibre qualities. BMC Plant Biology 17,69 ONLINE

Wilkinson MD, Tosi P, Lovegrove A, Corol DI, Ward JL, Palmer R, Powers S, Passmore D, Webster G, Marcus SE, Knox JP, Shewry PR (2017) The Gsp-1 genes encode the wheat arabinogalactan peptide. Journal of Cereal Science 74, 155-164 ONLINE

Mannan S, Knox JP, Basu S (2017) Correlations between axial stiffness and microstructure of a species of bamboo. R. Soc. Open Science 4, 160412 ONLINE


Andersen MCF, Boos I, Marcus SE, Kračun SK, Rydahl MG, Willats WGT, Knox JP, Clausen MH (2016) Characterization of the LM5 pectic galactan epitope with synthetic analogues of β-1,4-D-galactotetraose. Carbohydrate Research 436, 36-40  ONLINE

Torode TA, Siméon A, Marcus SE, Jam M, Le Moigne M-A, Duffieux D, Knox JP, Hervé C (2016) Dynamics of cell wall assembly during early embryogenesis in the brown alga Fucus. Journal of Experimental Botany 67, 6089-6100 ONLINE

Amsbury S, Hunt L, Elhaddad N, Baillie A, Lundgren M, Verhertbruggen Y, Scheller HV, Knox JP, Fleming AJ Gray JE (2016) Stomatal function requires pectin de-methyl-esterification of the guard cell wall. Current Biology 26, 2899-2906 ONLINE

Venditto , Luis AS, Rydahl M, Schückel J, Fernandes VO, Vidal-Melgosa S, Bule P, Goyal A, Pires VMR, Dourado CG, Ferreira LMA, Coutinho PM, Henrissat B, Knox JP, Baslé A, Najmudin S, Gilbert HG, Willats WGT, Fontes CMGA (2016) Complexity of the Ruminococcus flavefaciens cellulosome reflects an expansion in glycan recognition. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 113, 7136–7141 ONLINE

Klepsch MM, Schmitt M, Knox JP, Jansen S (2016) The chemical identity of intervessel pit membranes in Acer challenges hydrogel control of xylem hydraulic conductivity. AoB Plants 8, plw052 ONLINE

Knox P (2016) Delving in the deep for the origin of plant cell surface proteoglycans. New Phytologist 209, 1431-1434 ONLINE


Buffetto F, Cornuault V, Gro Rydahl M, Ropartz D, Alvarado C, Echasserieau V, Le Gall S, Bouchet B, Tranquet O, Verhertbruggen Y, Willats WG, Knox JP, Ralet MC, Guillon F (2015) The deconstruction of pectic rhamnogalacturonan I unmasks the occurrence of a novel arabinogalactan oligosaccharide epitope. Plant & Cell Physiology 56,2181-2196 ONLINE

Cornuault V, Buffetto F, Rydahl MG, Marcus SE, Torode TA, Xue J, Crépeau M-J, Faria-Blanc N, Willats WGT, Dupree P, Ralet M-C, Knox JP (2015) Monoclonal antibodies indicate low-abundance links between heteroxylan and other glycans of plant cell walls. Planta 242,1321-1334 ONLINE

Hernandez-Gomez MC, Rydahl MG, Rogowski A, Morland C, Cartmell A, Crouch L, Labourel A, Fontes CM, Willats WGT, Gilbert HJ, Knox JP (2015) Recognition of xyloglucan by the crystalline cellulose-binding site of a family 3a carbohydrate-binding module. FEBS Letters 589, 22972303 ONLINE

Hernandez-Gomez MC, Runavot JL, Guo X, Bourot S, Benians TAS, Willats WGT, Meulewaeter F, Knox JP (2015) Heteromannan and heteroxylan cell wall polysaccharides display different dynamics during the elongation and secondary cell wall deposition phases of cotton fiber cell development. Plant & Cell Physiology 56,1786-1797 ONLINE

Venditto I, Najmudin S, Luís AS, Ferreira LMA, Sakka K, Knox JP, Gilbert HJ, Fontes CMGA (2015) Family 46 Carbohydrate-Binding Modules contribute to the enzymatic hydrolysis of xyloglucan and β-1,3-1,4-glucans through distinct mechanisms. Journal of Biological Chemistry 290, 10572-10586 ONLINE

Leroux O, Sørensen I, Marcus SE, Viane RLL, Willats WGT, Knox JP (2015) Antibody-based screening of cell wall matrix glycans in ferns reveals taxon, tissue and cell-type specific distribution patterns. BMC Plant Biology 15, 56 ONLINE

Torode TA, Marcus SE, Jam M, Tonon T, Blackburn RS, Hervé C, Knox JP (2015) Monoclonal antibodies directed to fucoidan preparations from brown algae. PloS ONE 10, e0118366 ONLINE

Wilson MH, Holman TJ, Sørensen I, Cancho-Sanchez E, Wells DM, Swarup R, Knox P, Willats WG, Ubeda-Tomas S, Holdsworth M, Bennett M, Vissenberg K, Hodgman TC (2015). Multi-omics analysis identifies genes mediating the extension of cell walls in the Arabidopsis thaliana root elongation zone. Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology 3:10 ONLINE

Scheler C, Weitbrecht K, Pearce SP, Hampstead A, Büttner-Mainik A, Lee KJD, Voegele A, Oracz K, Dekkers BJW, Wang X, Wood ATA, Bentsink L, King JR, Knox JP, Holdsworth MJ, Müller K, Leubner-Metzger G (2015) Promotion of testa rupture during Lepidium sativum germination involves seed compartment-specific expression and activity of pectin methylesterases. Plant Physiology 167, 200-215 ONLINE

Palmer R, Cornualt V, Marcus SE, Knox JP, Shewry PR, Tosi P (2015) Comparative in situ analyses of cell wall matrix polysaccharide dynamics in developing rice and wheat grain. Planta 241, 669-685 ONLINE

Mitchell K, Brown I, Knox P, Mansfield J (2015) The role of cell wall-based defences in the early restriction of non-pathogenic hrp mutant bacteria in Arabidopsis. Phytochemistry 112, 139-150 ONLINE


Runavot J-L, Guo X, Willats WGT, Knox JP, Goubet F, Meulewaeter F (2014) Non-cellulosic polysaccharides from cotton fibre are differently impacted by textile processing. PLoS ONE 9, e115150 ONLINE

Knox JP, Benitez-Alfonso Y (2014) Roles and regulation of plant cell walls surrounding plasmodesmata. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 22, 93-10 ONLINE

Pielach A, Leroux O, Domozych DS, Knox JP, Popper ZA (2014) Arabinogalactan protein-rich cell walls, paramural deposits and ergastic globules define the hyaline bodies of rhinanthoid Orobanchaceae haustoria. Annals of Botany 114, 1359-1373 ONLINE

Cornuault V, Manfield IW, Ralet M-C, Knox JP (2014) Epitope Detection Chromatography (EDC): a method to dissect the structural heterogeneity and interconnections of plant cell wall matrix glycans. Plant Journal 78, 715-722 ONLINE

Kljun A, El-Dessouky HM, Benians TAS, Goubet F, Meulewaeter F, Knox JP, Blackburn RS (2014) Analysis of the physical properties of developing cotton fibres. European Polymer Journal 51, 57-68 ONLINE

Lee KJD, Knox JP (2014) Resin embedding, sectioning and immunocytochemical analyses of plant cell walls in hard tissues. In Plant Cell Morphogenesis: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1080. (V. Žárský & F. Cvrckova (eds.)). pp 41-52. Springer / Humana Press ONLINE

Zhang X, Rogowski A, Zhao L, Hahn MG, Avci U, Knox JP and Gilbert HJ (2014) Understanding how the complex molecular architecture of mannan degrading hydrolases contributes to plant cell wall degradation. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289, 2002-2012 ONLINE


Xue J, Bosch M, Knox JP (2013) Heterogeneity and glycan masking of cell wall microstructures in the stems of Miscanthus x giganteus, and its parents M. sinensis and MsacchariflorusPLoS ONE 8, e82114 ONLINE

Lee KJD, Cornuault V, Manfield I, Ralet M-C, Knox JP (2013) Multiscale spatial heterogeneity of pectic rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I) in tobacco seed endosperm cell walls. Plant Journal 75, 1018�1027 ONLINE

Gilbert HJ, Knox JP, Boraston AB (2013) Advances in understanding the molecular basis of plant cell wall polysaccharide recognition by carbohydrate-binding modules. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 23, 669-677 ONLINE

Verhertbruggen Y, Marcus SE, Chen J, Knox JP (2013) Cell wall pectic arabinans influence the mechanical properties of Arabidopsis thaliana inflorescence stems and their response to mechanical stress. Plant & Cell Physiology 54, 1278-1288 ONLINE

Pilarska M, Knox JP, Konieczny R (2013) Arabinogalactan-protein and pectin epitopes in relation to an extracellular matrix surface network and somatic embryogenesis and callogenesis in Trifolium nigrescens Viv.  Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC) 115, 35-44 ONLINE

Luis AS, Venditto I, Prates JAM, Ferreira LMA, Temple MJ, Rogowski A, Baslé A, Xue J, Knox JP, Najmudin S, Fontes CMGA, Gilbert HJ (2013) Understanding how noncatalytic binding modules can display specificity for xyloglucan. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288, 4799-4809 ONLINE


Pedersen HL, Fangel JU, McCleary B, Ruzanski C, Rydahl MG, Ralet M-C, Farkas V, von Schantz L, Marcus SE, Andersen MCF, Field R, Ohlin M, Knox JP, Clausen MH, Willats WGT (2012) Versatile high-resolution oligosaccharide microarrays for plant glycobiology and cell wall research. Journal of Biological Chemistry 287, 39429-39438 ONLINE

Lee KJD, Dekkers BJW, Steinbrecher T, Walsh CT, Bacic A, Bentsink L, Leubner-Metzger G, Knox JP (2012) Distinct cell wall architectures in seed endosperms in representatives of the Brassicaceae and Solanaceae. Plant Physiology 160, 1551-1566 ONLINE

Davies LJ, Lilley CJ, Knox JP, Urwin PE (2012) Syncytia formed by adult female Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis thaliana roots have a distinct cell wall molecular architecture. New Phytologist 196, 238-246 ONLINE

Fangel JU, Ulvskov P, Knox JP, Mikkelsen MD, Harholt J, Popper ZA, Willats WGT (2012) Cell wall evolution and diversity. REVIEW. Frontiers in Plant Science 3, 152 ONLINE

Jackson O, Taylor O, Adams DG, Knox JP (2012) Arabinogalactan-proteins occur in the free-living cyanobacterium Nostoc and in plant-Nostoc symbioses. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 25, 1338-1349 ONLINE

Knox JP (2012) In situ detection of cellulose with carbohydrate-binding modules. In Methods in Enzymology 510, Cellulases. (Ed. H. J. Gilbert) Burlington: Academic Press, pp. 233-245. ONLINE

Donaldson LA, Knox JP (2012) Localisation of cell wall polysaccharides in normal and compression wood of radiata pine - relationships with lignification and microfibril orientation. Plant Physiology 158, 642-653 ONLINE

Harholt J, Jensen JK, Verhertbruggen Y, Søgaard C, Bernard S, Nafisi M, Poulsen CP, Geshi N, Sakuragi Y, Driouich A, Knox JP, Scheller HV (2012) ARAD proteins associated with pectic arabinan biosynthesis form complexes when transiently over-expressed in plantaPlanta 236, 115-128 ONLINE

Pellny TK, Lovegrove A, Freeman J, Tosi P, Love CG, Knox JP, Shewry PR, Mitchell RA (2012) Cell walls of developing wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) starchy endosperm: comparison of composition and RNA Seq transcriptome. Plant Physiology 158, 612-627 ONLINE

Široký J, Benians TAS, Russell SJ, Bechtold T, Knox JP, Blackburn RS (2012) Analysis of crystallinity changes in cellulose II polymers using carbohydrate-binding modules. Carbohydrate Polymers 89, 213-221 ONLINE

Zhang S-J, Song X-Q, Yu B-S, Zhang B-C, Sun C-Q, Knox JP, Zhou Y (2012) Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting hemicellulose characteristics based on cell wall composition in a wild and cultivated rice species. Molecular Plant 5, 162-175 ONLINE


Kljun A, Benians TAS, Goubet F, Meulewaeter F, Knox JP, Blackburn RS (2011) Comparative analysis of crystallinity changes in cellulose I polymers using ATR-FTIR, X-ray diffraction, and carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) probes. Biomacromolecules 12, 4121-4126 ONLINE

Leroux O, Knox JP, Masschaele B, Bagniewska-Zadworna A, Marcus SE, Claeys M, van Hoorebeke L, Viane RLL. (2011) An extensin-rich matrix lines the carinal canals in Equisetum ramosissimum, which may function as water-conducting channels. Annals of Botany 108, 307-319 ONLINE

Leroux O, Leroux F, Bagniewska-Zadworna A, Knox JP, Claeys M, Bals S, Viane RLL (2011) Ultrastructure and composition of cell wall appositions in the roots of Asplenium (Polypodiales). Micron 42, 863-870 ONLINE

Yu L, Zhou Y, Knox JP (2011) Ginseng root water-extracted pectic polysaccharides originate from secretory cavities. Planta 234, 487-499 ONLINE

Yin L, Verhertbruggen Y, Oikawa A, Manisseri C, Knierim B, Prak L, Jensen JK, Knox JP, Auer M, Willats WGT, Scheller HV (2011) The cooperative activities of CSLD2, CSLD3, and CSLD5 are required for normal arabidopsis development. Molecular Plant 4, 1024-1037 ONLINE

Talboys PJ, Zhang HM, Knox JP (2011) ABA signalling modulates the detection of the LM6 arabinan cell wall epitope at the surface of Arabidopsis thaliana seedling root apices. New Phytologist 190, 618-626 ONLINE

Manabe Y, Nafisi M, Verhertbruggen Y, Orfila C, Gille S, Rautengarten C, Cherk C, Marcus SE, Somerville S, Pauly M, Knox JP, Sakuragi Y, Scheller HV (2011) Loss-of-function mutation of REDUCED WALL ACETYLATION 2 in Arabidopsis leads to reduced cell wall acetylation and increased resistance to Botrytis cinerea. Plant Physiology 155, 1068-1078 ONLINE

Lee KJD, Marcus SE, Knox JP (2011) Plant cell wall biology: perspectives from cell wall imaging. Molecular Plant 4, 212-219 ONLINE

Leroux O, Bagniewska-Zadworna A, Rambe SK, Knox  JP, Marcus SE, Bellefroid E, Stubbe D, Chabbert B, Habrant A, Claeys M, Viane RLL (2010) Non-lignified helical cell wall thickenings in root cortical cells of Aspleniaceae (Polypodiales): histology and taxonomical significance. Annals of Botany, 107, 195-207 ONLINE

Hervé C, Marcus SE, Knox JP (2011) Monoclonal antibodies, carbohydrate-binding modules, and the detection of polysaccharides in plant cell walls. In The Plant Cell Wall: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biologyvol. 715, (Z.A. Popper (ed.)), pp 103-113, Springer/Humana Press, ONLINE

McCann MC, Knox JP (2011) Plant cell wall biology: polysaccharides in architectural and developmental contexts. InPlant Polysaccharides: biosynthesis and bioengineering, (P. Ulvskov (ed.)), Annual Plant Reviews 41, 343-366 ONLINE


Zhang H, Han W, De Smet I, Talboys P, Loya R, Hassan A, Rong H, Jürgens G, Knox JP, Wang M-H (2010) ABA promotes QC quiescence and suppresses stem cell differentiation in the Arabidopsis primary root meristem. Plant Journal 64, 764-774 ONLINE

Mehrshahi P, Gonzalez-Jorge S, Akhtar TA, Ward JL, Santoyo-Castelazo A, Marcus SE, Lara-Núñez A, Hawkins ND, Beale MH, Barrett DA, Knox JP, Gregory 3rd JF, Hanson AD, Bennett MJ, DellaPenna D (2010) Functional analysis of folate polyglutamylation and its essential role in plant metabolism and development. Plant Journal 64, 267-279 ONLINE

Marcus SE, Blake AW, BeniansTAS, Lee KJD, Poyser C, Donaldson L, Leroux O, Rogowski A, Petersen HL, Boraston A, Gilbert HJ, Willats WGT, Knox JP (2010) Restricted access of proteins to mannan polysaccharides in intact plant cell walls. Plant Journal 64, 191-203 ONLINE

Hervé C, Rogowski A, Blake AW, Marcus SE, Gilbert HJ, Knox JP (2010) Carbohydrate-binding modules promote the enzymatic deconstruction of intact plant cell walls by targeting and proximity effects. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 107, 15293-15298 ONLINE

Leiber R-M, John F, Verhertbruggen Y, Diet A, Knox JP, Ringli C (2010) The TOR pathway modulates the structure of cell walls in ArabidopsisPlant Cell 22, 1898-1908 ONLINE


Ordaz-Ortiz JJ, Marcus SE, Knox JP (2009) Cell wall microstructure analysis implicates hemicellulose polysaccharides in cell adhesion in tomato fruit pericarp parenchyma. Molecular Plant 2, 910-921 ONLINE

Verhertbruggen Y, Marcus SE, Haeger A, Verhoef R, Schols HA, McCleary BV, McKee L, Gilbert HJ, Knox JP (2009) Developmental complexity of arabinan polysaccharides and their processing in plant cell walls. Plant Journal 59, 413-425 ONLINE

Montainer C, Lammerts van Bueren A, Dumon C, Flint JE, Correia MA, Prates JA, Firbank S, Lewis RJ, Groundin GG, Ghinet MG, Gloster TM, Hervé C, Knox JP, Talbot BG, Turkenburg JP, Kerovuo J, Brezezinski R, Fontes CMGA, Davies GJ, Boraston AB, Gilbert HJ (2009) Evidence that family 35 carbohydrate binding modules display conserved specificity but divergent function. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 3065-3070 ONLINE

Hervé C, Rogowski A, Gilbert HJ, Knox JP (2009) Enzymatic treatments reveal differential capacities for xylan recognition and degradation in primary and secondary plant cell walls. Plant Journal 58, 413-422 ONLINE

Verhertbruggen Y, Marcus SE, Haeger A, Ordaz-Ortiz JJ, Knox JP (2009) An extended set of monoclonal antibodies to pectic homogalacturonan. Carbohydrate Research 344, 1858-1862 ONLINE

Verhoef R, Lu Y, Knox JP, Voragen AGJ, Schols, HA (2009) Fingerprinting complex pectins by chromatographic separation combined with ELISA detection. Carbohydrate Research 344, 1808-1817 ONLINE

Book Chapter

Verhertbruggen Y, Knox JP (2009) Pectin, cell wall biology and the elucidation of functions. InPectin and Pectinases (HA Schols, RGF Visser, AGJ Voragen (eds.)) pp 139-148, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands


Knox JP (2008) Mapping the walls of the kingdom: the view from the horsetails. COMMENTARY. New Phytologist 179, 1-3 ONLINE

Marcus SE, Verhertbruggen Y, Hervé C, Ordaz-Ortiz JJ, Farkas V, Pedersen HL, Willats WGT, Knox JP (2008) Pectic homogalacturonan masks abundant sets of xyloglucan epitopes in plant cell walls. BMC Plant Biology 8, 60 ONLINE

Knox JP (2008) Revealing the structural and functional diversity of plant cell walls. REVIEW. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 11, 308-313 ONLINE

Lee YK, Derbyshire P, Knox JP, Hvoslef-Eide AK (2008) Sequential cell wall  transformations in response to the induction of a pedicel abscission event in Euphorbia pulcherrimaPlant Journal 54, 993-1003 ONLINE

Nagel MD, Verhoef R, Schols H, Morra M, Knox JP, Ceccone G, Della Volpe C, Vigneron P, Bussy C, Gallet M, Velzenberger E, Vayssade M, Cascardo G, Cassinelli C, Haeger A, Gilliland D, Liakos I, Rodriguez-Valverde M, Siboni S. (2008) Enzymatically-tailored pectins differentially influence the morphology, adhesion, cell cycle progression and survival of fibroblasts. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1780, 995-1003 ONLINE

Blake AW, Marcus SE, Copeland JE, Blackburn RS, Knox JP (2008) In-situ analysis of cell wall polymers associated with phloem fibre cells in stems of hemp, Cannabis sativa L. Planta 228, 1-13 ONLINE

Moller I, Marcus SE, Haeger A, Verhertbruggen Y, Verhoef R, Schols H, Mikklesen JD, Knox JP, Willats W (2008) High-throughput screening of monoclonal antibodies against plant cell wall glycans by hierarchial clustering of their carbohydrate microarray binding profiles. Glycoconjugate Journal 25, 37-48 ONLINE


Leroux O, Knox JP, Leroux F, Vrijdaghs A, Bellefroid E, Borgonie G, Viane RLL  (2007) Intercellular Pectic Protuberances in Asplenium: New data on their Composition and Origin. Annals of Botany 100, 1165-1173 ONLINE

Moller I, Sørensen I, Bernal AJ, Blaukopf C, Lee K, Øbro J, Pettolino F, Roberts A, Mikkelsen JD, Knox JP, Bacic A and Willats WGT (2007) High-throughput mapping of cell wall polymers within and between plants using novel microarrays. Plant Journal 50, 1118-1128 ONLINE

Altaner C, Knox JP, Jarvis MC (2007) In situ detection of cell wall polysaccharides of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchenis (Bong.) Carrière) wood tissue. BioResources 2, 284-295 ONLINE

Obembe OO, Jacobsen E, Timmers J, Gilbert H, Blake AW, Knox JP, Visser RGF, Vincken J-P (2007) Promiscuous, non-catalytic, tandem carbohydrate-binding modules modulate cell wall structure and development of transgenic tobacco plants. Journal of Plant Research 120, 605-617 ONLINE

Bussy C, Verhoef R, Haeger A, Morra M, Duval JL, Vigneron P, Bensoussan A, Velzenberger E, Cascardo G, Cassinelli C, Schols H, Knox JP, Nagel MD. (2007) Modulating in vitro bone cell and macrophage behavior by immobilized enzymatically tailored pectins. J Biomed Mater Res A. 86A, 597-606 ONLINE

Altaner C, Hapca AI, Knox JP, Jarvis MC (2007) Detection of β-1,4-galactan wood  of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchenis (Bong.) Carrière) by immunofluorescence. Holzforschung 61, 311-316

Meloche CG, Knox JP, Vaughn KC (2007) A cortical band of gelatinous fibers causes the coiling of redvine tendrils: a model based upon cytochemical and immunocytochemical studies. Planta 225, 485-498 ONLINE

Book chapter

Verhertbruggen Y, Knox JP (2007) Pectic polysaccharides and expanding cell walls. In: Plant Cell Monographs 5, The Expanding Cell (J-P Verbelen, K Vissenberg (eds.)) pp 139-158, Springer-Verlag Berlin ONLINE


Blake AW, McCartney L, Flint JE, Bolam DN, Boraston AB,  Gilbert HJ, Knox JP (2006) Understanding the biological rationale for the diversity of cellulose-directed carbohydrate-binding modules in prokaryotic enzymes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 281, 29321-29329. ONLINE

McCartney L, Blake AW, Flint J, Bolam DN, Boraston AB, Gilbert HJ, Knox JP (2006) Differential recognition of plant cell walls by microbial xylan-specific carbohydrate-binding modules. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 4765-4770 ONLINE

Knox JP (2006) Up against the wall: arabinogalactan-protein dynamics at cell surfaces. COMMENTARY. New Phytologist 169, 443-445 ONLINE

Willats WGT, Knox JP, Mikkelsen JD (2006) Pectin: new insights into an old polymer are starting to gel. REVIEW. Trends in Food Science & Technology 17, 97-104 ONLINE

Knox JP (2006) Arabinogalactan-proteins and plant cell development. Foods & Food Ingredients Journal of Japan 211, 26-31 ONLINE  PDF

Book chapter

Knox JP (2006) The use of antibodies to characterise complex polysaccharidesInGums and stabilisers for the food industry 13. (Peter A Williams, Glyn O Phillips (eds)) pp 33-40, RSC Publishing, Cambridge