Structural Study of Protein Candidats in a Vaccine for AIDS on Earth and in Space (Vaktsina-K (Vaccine-K)) - 05.13.15

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
L. S. Sandakhchiev, Biopreparat, Russia
G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., 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
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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