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Production of Hight Quality Crystals of Interleukin -1Alpha, -1Beta and Receptor of Antagonist of Interleukin-1 (Interleukin-K)


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Experiment Overview

This content was provided by G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Brief Summary

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., Russia
  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)

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    Sponsoring Space Agency

    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

    Sponsoring Organization

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    ISS Expedition Duration:

    October 2003 - April 2009

    Expeditions Assigned


    Previous ISS Missions

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

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    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.

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    Space Applications

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    Earth Applications

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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 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.

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    Results/More Information

    Peptides carrying the main protein properties with no adverse effects produced can be synthesized.

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    Related Websites
  • Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
  • Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
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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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