Astroglial cell lines have many applications for advancing neural developmental and functional studies. However, few astroglial cell lines have been reported from fish. In this study, we report the characterization of the immortal cell line TB2 isolated from adult tilapia brain tissue. The cell line was established at 25 degrees C in L15 medium supplemented… (More)
Ependymal radial glial cells, also called tanycytes, are the predominant glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)- and vimentin (VIM)-expressing cells in fish ependyma. Radial glial cells have been proposed to be neural stem cells but their molecular expression is not well understood. Previous studies revealed that fish neural progenitor and neural stem cells… (More)
We report here the complete genome sequence of a virus isolated from a diseased marbled eel (Anguilla marmorata) in Taiwan. The virus has been characterized as being related to Japanese eel endothelial cell-infecting virus (JEECV), with a large T-antigen-like protein. The sequence of the marbled eel virus displays low homology to the JEECV.
Herpesvirus anguillae (HVA), also known as anguillid herpesvirus 1 (AngHV1), is one of the relevant viruses in wild and cultured anguillid eels. Here, the complete genome sequence of strain HVA980811, isolated in Chiayi, Taiwan, is reported. The genotype of the eel herpesviruses in Taiwan is supposed to be identical to the Japanese AngHV1.