Crystalization of th Protein Caf1M and its Combination with the Terminal Peptide Caf1 as the Elements for the Development of a New Generation of Antimicrobial Medicinal Preparations and Components of Vaccines from Yeasts (Kaf) - 01.09.14

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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., Biopreparat, Russia
  • G. Ya. Tscherbakov, Biopreparat, Russia
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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration:
    April 2006 - October 2008

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Carrying out crystallization with gene-engineering molecular complexes Caf 1M and Caf 1 with synthetic peptide under zero-gravity conditions.

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    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 best crystallization conditions and production of crystals of proteins Caf1 and complex Caf1M with synthetic peptide Caf1 under flight conditions.

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    Results/More Information
    The experimental investigation will enable to develop biologically active substances (cytokinins and protective antigens) for medicine and veterinary medicine.

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    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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