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Device For Controlling Crystallization Of Protein
Author and Affiliation:
Noever, David A.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.)
Abstract: Variable sandwich spacer enables optimization of evaporative driving force that governs crystallization of protein from solution. Mechanically more rigid than hanging-drop and sitting-drop devices. Large oscillations and dislodgment of drop of solution in response to vibrations suppressed by glass plates. Other advantages include: suitable for automated delivery, stable handling, and programmable evaporation of protein solution; controlled configuration enables simple and accurate determination of volume of solution without disrupting crystallization; pH and concentration of precipitant controlled dynamically because pH and concentration coupled to rate of evaporation, controllable via adjustment of gap between plates; and enables variation of ratio between surface area and volume of protein solution. Alternative version, plates oriented vertically instead of horizontally.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1993
Document ID:
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93B10570
Report/Patent Number: MFS-28688
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs; p. P. 92; (ISSN 0145-319X); 17; 9
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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