Cultivation in Weightless of E.coli- Producer of the Caf1 Protein (Astrovaktsina) - 01.09.14

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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • 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:
    October 2007 - September 2010

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    The study of effects of space flight environments on the process of cultivating in zero gravity an E. Coli producer of the Caf1 Yersenia pestis antigen protein. Obtaining data on the effects of zero gravity on the biosynthesis, secretion and biological properties of the E. Coli producer of genetically engineered antigen protein Caf1.

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    Operational Requirements
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    Operational Protocols
    Returned to Earth are Bioekologia cases and photographic materials taken during the experiment

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    Results/More Information
    The obtained data will be used for obtaining high-purity Caf1 proteins under ground conditions.

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