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Applications of space-electrophoresis in medicineThe nature of electrophoresis is reviewed and potential advances realizable in the field of biology and medicine from a space electrophoresis facility are examined. The ground-based applications of electrophoresis: (1) characterization of an ionized species; (2) determination of the quantitative composition of a complex mixture; and (3) isolation of the components of a mixture, separation achieved on the basis of the difference in transport rates is reviewed. The electrophoresis of living cells is considered, touching upon the following areas: the separation of T and B lymphocytes; the genetic influence on mouse lymphocyte mobilities; the abnormal production of specific and monoclonal immunoproteins; and the study of cancer. Schematic diagrams are presented of three types of electrophoresis apparatus: the column assembly for the static electrophoresis experiment on the Apollo-Soyuz mission, the continuous flow apparatus used in the same mission and a miniaturized electrophoresis apparatus.
Document ID
19760048512
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Bier, M.
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Meeting Information
Technology for the new horizon(Cocoa Beach, FL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-29566
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other