Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment Glikoproteid


Objective:

Acquisition of data on an atomic structure of biomolecules of glycoproteins E1-E2 of the maximum high resolution to produce effective and safe vaccines of a new generation and develop new antiviral preparations and diagnostic systems.

Task:

Test of the crystallization process, production of crystals of glycoproteins E1-E2 analogs of alpha viruses in microgravity conditions to make the subseauent ground roentgenodiffraction analysis.

Science Hardware Used :


  • Thermally controlled container-refrigerator "Kriogem-03M".
  • Kit "Luch-2"
    with universal biocrystallization cassettes;

Expected Results:

Acquisition of data on spatial organization of glycoproteins E1-E2 required to study factors of protection against alpha viral infections, peculiarities of the human immune response and produce new vaccines against hazardous virus diseases.

Experiment Results:

Universal biocrystallization cassettes and experiment footage returned to the Earth.

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas