Information PendingPrincipal Investigator(s)
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
October 2003 - April 2009
8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,18Previous ISS Missions
Production of crystals of interleukins-1 alpha, -1 beta and receptor antagonist of interleukin-1 under space flight conditions, which are suitable for x-ray crystal analysis.
Information PendingEarth Applications
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 of the procedure for interleukin crystallization under orbital flight conditions. Production of interleukin crystals that are larger in size and the structure of which is more ordered as compared with the crystals grown on the ground.
Peptides carrying the main protein properties with no adverse effects produced can be synthesized.