Annual technical report on protein crystal growth in low gravity

April 27, 1989 through April 26, 1990
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Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Center for Materials Research, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor , Stanford, CA, [MSFC, AL, Springfield, Va
Crystallization., Crystals., Microgravity., Protein crystal gr
Other titlesProtein crystal growth in low gravity.
Statementprincipal investigator, Robert S. Feigelson.
SeriesNASA CR -- 186243., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-186243.
ContributionsGeorge C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL16128887M

Get this from a library. Protein crystal growth in low gravity: annual technical report: January 1, through Decem [Robert S Feigelson; United States.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Get this from a library. Annual technical report on protein crystal growth in low gravity: Ap through Ap [Robert S. with this protein over a 2-year period, and 3-D intensity data sets were collected. For STS, five crystallization experiments were performed under conditions identical, except for gravity, to those routinely used for crystal growth studies on Earth.

Two crystals wereobtainedthat werelarger than the best that have been produced in anyCited by:   SinceThe Center for Macromolecular Crystallography has conducted an extensive program of macromolecular crystal growth experiments in microgravity.

This Center has designed and built crystal growth flight hardware that has an excellent productivity and reliability record. In addition, several other crystallography laboratories have conducted macromolecular crystal growth Cited by: 3.

͑ Color ͒ Magnetically tuned gravity during crystal growth. ͑ a ͒ A growing crystal depletes its surrounding solution ͑ 1 ͒, leading to a growth plume ͑ 2 ͒ and convective flows ͑ 3 ͒. Protein crystallization in low gravity by step gradient diffusion method Jurgen Sygusch, René Coulombe, John M.

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Cassanto, Michael G. Sportiello, Paul Todd Pages 8 GOODHEALTH LIFE SCIENCES MICROGRAVITY PROTEIN CRYSTAL GROWTH WORKSHOP 9 Workshop Agenda Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Hudson Alpha Center for Biotechnology Technical Interchange Workshop Implementation of a Low Cost, Robust Protein Crystallization Program aboard the International Space Station National Lab.

The crystals of most proteins or other biological macromolecules are poorly ordered and diffract to lower resolutions than those observed for most crystals of simple organic and inorganic compounds.

Crystallization in the microgravity environment of space may improve crystal quality by eliminating convection effects near growing crystal surfaces. A series of 11 different protein crystal growth.

An interesting effort in the understanding of the interaction between organic crystal growth and convection has been made by Lin et al. They devised an excellent comprehensive model of convective-diffusive transport in protein crystal growth under standard and zero-gravity conditions.

The Development of Crystal Growth Technology HANS J. SCHEEL SCHEEL CONSULTING, CH Pfaeffikon SZ, Switzerland Figure Stages of flame-fusion (Verneuil) growth of ruby, schematic: (a) formation of sinter cone and central melt droplet onto alumina rod, (b) growth of the neck by adjustment of powder supply and the hydrogen.

Get this from a library. Semi-annual technical report on protein crystal growth in low gravity for the period June 6, through December 6, [Robert S Feigelson; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Protein crystallization is the most difficult and time-consuming step in the determination of a protein’s atomic structure.

As X-ray diffraction becomes a commonly available tool in structural biology, the necessity for rational methodologies and protocols to produce single, high-quality protein crystals has come to the forefront.

The basics of protein crystallization conform to the. This paper reviews investigations on protein crystallization. It aims to present a comprehensive rather than complete account of recent studies and efforts to elucidate the most intimate mechanisms of protein crystal nucleation.

It is emphasized that both physical and biochemical factors are at play during this process. Recently-discovered molecular scale pathways for protein crystal.

Protein crystals, grown under reduced gravity conditions, are either superior or inferior in their structural perfection than their Earth-grown counterparts.

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A reduction of the crystals' quality due to low-gravity effects on the growth processes cannot be understood from existing models. Get this from a library. Semi-annual technical report on protein crystal growth in low gravity for the period Ap through Octo [United States.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. A method for immobilizing protein crystals has been devised for determining face growth rates, and used to investigate the growth kinetics of hen egg white lysozyme crystals.

Growth rates were determined at 22 degrees C in M sodium acetate, 5% NaCl, pHon the visually identified () face of tetragonal lysozyme crystals. CRYSTAL GROWTH TECHN IQUES: Crystal growth is a challenging task and the technique followed for crystal growth depends upon the characteristics of the materials under investigation [36 ], such as its melting point, Volatile nature, solubility in water or other organic solvents and so on.

The basic growth methods available for crystal growth. The molecules then come out of solution to form a crystal. advertisement The system was designed to work best under microgravity, since the forces of gravity can affect the flow of the solution.

The ISS National Lab Releases Final Report on Microgravity Protein Crystal Growth Workshop J For more than 30 years, microgravity has been used to improve outcomes of crystal analyses through production of higher quality and larger crystals.

Initial growth pulls some protein out of solution 3. Reducing [protein] back into metastable range 4. Grow only a few large crystals Basic concept: Nucleation & Growth Optimize Crystal Growth • The number of factors can be overwhelming • Focus on those factors which most effect growth • Set up arrays to vary two different conditions at.

Interestingly, we now know that concanavalrn B, crystals 6 A McPherson / Brief histori of protein crystal growth Fig. 3 Hexagonal prismatic crystals of concanavalin B from the Jack Bean, first crystallized by J B Sumner m by manipulation of pH at low ionic strength.

of which are seen in fig, 3, is almost certainly an enzyme. Two-step crystallization experiments were conducted in low gravity employing a liquid-liquid diffusion method in an effort to eliminate problems associated with protein crystal growth under the.

Growth Techniques, Vapor Growth Techniques, Solid-Phase Growth Techniques were developed. Thus, S PEZIA ’s work on hydrothermal growth []. Problems of low growth rate and/or small crystal size and purity led to a switch to melt growth techniques, although there have been some significant developments in the growth of larger crystals from the vapor.

Many techniques have been used to grow narrow-gap II–VI compounds. Protein crystallization is the process of formation of a regular array of individual protein molecules stabilized by crystal contacts.

If the crystal is sufficiently ordered, it will proteins naturally form crystalline arrays, like aquaporin in the lens of the eye. In the process of protein crystallization, proteins are dissolved in an aqueous environment and sample solution. The perpendicular growth rate ν for adding one new layer of protein onto the crystal is v = d/t, where t = (3/πJ(r + − r −) 2) 1/3 is the time required to lay down a layer of protein.

10 The 1/3 exponent arises from the fact that the area covered by the growing clusters is proportional the number of clusters (which is proportional to t) and the area of the individual clusters. Protein crystal growth (5-IML-1) Proteins (enzymes, hormones, immunoglobulins) account for 50 pct.

or more of the dry weight of most living systems. A detailed understanding of the structural makeup of a protein is essential to any systematic research pertaining to it.

X-ray diffraction (XRD) rocking-curves were measured for tetragonal hen egg white (HEW) lysozyme crystals grown with and without application of an external electric field, and the crystal quality was assessed according to the full width at half-maximums (FWHMs) of each rocking-curve profile.

The average FWHMs for tetragonal HEW lysozyme crystals grown with an external electric field at 1 MHz. Nieto-Mendoza, B. Frontana-Uribe, G. Sazaki, A. Moreno: Investigations on electromigration phenomena for protein crystallization using crystal growth cells with multiple electrodes, effect of the potential control, J.

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c. High Density Protein Crystal Growth. (Photo courtesy of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.) NPJSC Macromolecular Crystals-ISS-mini-bookindd 2 10/6/15 PM.Read the latest articles of Journal of Crystal Growth atElsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.1 Introduction to protein crystallisation.

General principles of crystallisation theory. The word 'crystal' is derived from the Greek word 'krustallos' (clear ice).Like ice, crystals are physically homogeneous solids; many of them have a transparent glittering appearance and a well-defined geometrical shape, with regular faces and sharp edges.