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Cellosaurus HuWa2 (CVCL_4U67)

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Cell line name HuWa2
Synonyms Humpback Whale 2
Accession CVCL_4U67
Resource Identification Initiative To cite this cell line use: HuWa2 (RRID:CVCL_4U67)
Comments Group: Endangered species/breed cell line.
Group: Cetacean cell line.
Characteristics: Developed to test the toxicity of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on marine mammals.
Doubling time: ~42 hours (Direct_author_submission).
Miscellaneous: Doubling time from personal communication of Burkard M.
Derived from site: In situ; Skin; UBERON=UBERON_0002097.
Cell type: Fibroblast of skin; CL=CL_0002620.
Species of origin Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale) (Balaena novaeangliae) (NCBI Taxonomy: 9773)
Sex of cell Male
Age at sampling Adult
Category Finite cell line
Web pages http://app.griffith.edu.au/sciencesimpact/whale-of-a-lab/

PubMed=26363275; DOI=10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.08.005
Burkard M., Whitworth D.J., Schirmer K., Bengtson Nash S.M.
Establishment of the first humpback whale fibroblast cell lines and their application in chemical risk assessment.
Aquat. Toxicol. 167:240-247(2015)

Burkard M.
Humpback whale cell lines as an in vitro tool for toxicity assessment.
Thesis PhD (2017), Griffith School of Environment, Australia

Encyclopedic resources Wikidata; Q54896940
Entry history
Entry creation14-Dec-2015
Last entry update29-Jun-2023
Version number11