Soluble Protein Crystallization: Obtaining Crystals of Soluble Proteins FcgIII and FcgeII with a Perfect Crystal Structure (SPC) - 07.15.14
ISS Science for Everyone
Science Objectives for Everyone
Science Results for Everyone
Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
ISS Expedition Duration
December 2001 - June 2002
Previous ISS Missions
Obtaining crystals of soluble proteins FcgIII and FcgeII with a highly perfect crystal structure.
CPCF-2 module for accommodating 8 experimental reactors, where the processes of protein preparation growth are implemented, thermal insulation container for passive thermostatting CPCF-2 during delivery and return to Earth, activation mechanism for activating/deactivating crystallization processes in experimental reactors placed inside a sealed CPCF-2 module.
Obtaining high-quality protein monocrystals that are needed for ground X-ray structure analysis with high resolution.
The result of the space experiment is a CPCF-2 module with crystals grown in zero gravity. X-ray structure analysis of protein crystals obtained in space flight will be used in developing in developing a new generation of drugs.
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
CPCF-2 module with thermal insulators.
+ View Larger Image