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Record 37 of 631
Protein crystal growth in space
Author and Affiliation:
Bugg, C. E.(Alabama, University, Birmingham, United States)
Clifford, D. W.(McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Abstract: The advantages of protein crystallization in space, and the applications of protein crystallography to drug design, protein engineering, and the design of synthetic vaccines are examined. The steps involved in using protein crystallography to determine the three-dimensional structure of a protein are discussed. The growth chamber design and the hand-held apparatus developed for protein crystal growth by vapor diffusion techniques (hanging-drop method) are described; the experimental data from the four Shuttle missions are utilized to develop hardware for protein crystal growth in space and to evaluate the effects of gravity on protein crystal growth.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1987
Document ID:
19870035328
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 87A22602
Subject Category: MATERIALS PROCESSING
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 87-0387
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-36611; NAGW-813
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Alabama Univ.; Birmingham, AL, United States
McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Co.; Saint Louis, MO, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: PROTEIN CRYSTAL GROWTH; PROTEINS; SPACE PROCESSING; SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS; BIOTECHNOLOGY; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; PROTEIN SYNTHESIS; PURINES; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION; X RAY DIFFRACTION
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 25th, Reno, NV, Jan. 12-15, 1987. 11 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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