Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment
Production of crystals of interleukins-1α, -1β and receptor antagonist of interleukin-1 under space flight conditions, which are suitable
for x-ray crystal analysis.
- 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.
Science Hardware Used :
- In-flight grown crystals in multipurpose crystallization
- Information of the temperature recorded in crystallization
unit accommodation area.
Peptides carrying the main protein properties with no adverse effects produced can be synthesized.