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Preparing samples for the Bone Proteomics experiment
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- Title Preparing samples for the Bone Proteomics experiment
- Released 20/04/2005 5:02 pm
- Copyright ESA/A.Costessi
Last preparations at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, for the Bone Proteomics (BOP) experiment ahead of the launch of the Eneide Mission.
The Bone Proteomics experiment studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate the physiology of human osteoblasts in weightlessness. The experiment consists in stimulating osteoblast cells in weightlessness with a molecule known as ATP.