Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment KAF


Objective:

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

Task:

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

Science Hardware Used :



  • Luch-2 equipment accommodating multipurpose crystallization cassettes

 

  • Thermal insulating container Biokont-T
    for transportation of the Luch-2 equipment
  • Temperature-stable container AQUA 01

Experiment Results:

The crystals grown under space flight conditions in multipurpose crystallization cassettes returned to Earth for a subsequent X-ray crystal analysis.

Expected Results:

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

ISS Crew


CASSIDY Christopher CASSIDY
Christopher



Anatoly Ivanishin IVANISHIN
Anatoly



WAGNER Ivan WAGNER
Ivan



  BEHNKEN
Robert



  HURLEY
Douglas