Structural Study of Protein Candidats in a Vaccine for AIDS on Earth and in Space (Vaktsina-K (Vaccine-K)) - 08.20.14

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The following content was provided by G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., L. S. Sandakhchiev, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., Biopreparat, Russia
  • L. S. Sandakhchiev, Biopreparat, Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    April 2004 - October 2008

    Expeditions Assigned
    9,10,11,13,16,17

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Creation of new vaccines against dangerous virous diseases, development of the national vaccine against AIDS.

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    Applications

    Space Applications
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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    Luch-2 equipment accommodating multipurpose crystallization cassettes, Thermal insulating container Biokont-T for transportation of the Luch-2 equipment, Temperature-stable container "AQUA 01".

    Operational Protocols
    Development tests of the crystallization procedure and production of the crystals of protein-candidate for vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) under microgravity conditions.

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    Results/More Information
    Creation of a new generation of vaccines against virus infections based upon synthetic proteins with a predetermined antigenicity and immunogenicity.

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    Related Websites
    Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    Imagery

    image Luch-2 equipment accommodating multipurpose crystallization cassettes.
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    image Thermal insulating container Biokont-T for transportation of the Luch-2 equipment.
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    image Temperature-stable container "AQUA 01".
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