Soluble Protein Crystallization: Obtaining Crystals of Soluble Proteins FcgIII and FcgeII with a Perfect Crystal Structure (SPC) - 05.13.15

Overview | Description | Applications | Operations | Results | Publications | Imagery

ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
Information Pending
Science Results for Everyone
Information Pending

The following content was provided by S. K. Krikalyov, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
S. K. Krikalyov, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia

Information Pending

Information Pending

Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

Sponsoring Organization
Information Pending

Research Benefits
Information Pending

ISS Expedition Duration
December 2001 - June 2002

Expeditions Assigned

Previous ISS Missions
Information Pending

^ back to top

Experiment Description

Research Overview
Information Pending

Obtaining crystals of soluble proteins FcgIII and FcgeII with a highly perfect crystal structure.

^ back to top


Space Applications
Information Pending

Earth Applications
Information Pending

^ back to top


Operational Requirements
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.

Operational Protocols
Obtaining high-quality protein monocrystals that are needed for ground X-ray structure analysis with high resolution.

^ back to top

Results/More Information

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.

^ back to top

Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

^ back to top


image CPCF-2 module with thermal insulators.
+ View Larger Image