USED SCIENCE HARDWARE:
PCS Kit, consisting of:
The high-density protein crystal growth apparatus (HDPCG) is
designed to grow high-density protein crystals. Each HDPCG apparatus
contains 6 cells consisting of two chambers containing protein solution
and precipitating agent. Two thermostable proteins F16L Lipase and T1
Lipase are used as biological objects. Each of HDPCG apparatus has its
own activation/deactivation Handle.;
- Activation/deactivation handle;
HOBO is an autonomous temperature recorder, powered by a small
internal battery and storing data in non-volatile memory.
- HOBO temperature data recorder,
CREW SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:
- Characterize the effect of microgravity
on the crystal growth behaviour of lipases.
- Compare the 3D crystal structures of protein crystals
obtained on the earth and in space.
Grow protein crystals under microgravity.
Protein crystals grown under microgravity and
photo information recorded on a flash card.