Comparison of melanin-concentrating hormone and hypocretin/orexin mRNA expression patterns in a new parceling scheme of the lateral hypothalamic zone.

@article{Swanson2005ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of melanin-concentrating hormone and hypocretin/orexin mRNA expression patterns in a new parceling scheme of the lateral hypothalamic zone.},
  author={Larry W. Swanson and Graciela Sanchez-Watts and Alan G. Watts},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={387 2},
  pages={80-4}
}
A high-resolution spatial distribution analysis of hypothalamic neurons expressing melanin-concentrating hormone or hypocretin/orexin was performed in adult male rats with in situ hybridization cytochemistry. For the analysis, a new parcellation of the lateral zone with some two-dozen regions was used, and distributions were plotted on 15 transverse reference levels through the hypothalamus. Qualitatively the results confirm earlier, much lower resolution mapping studies, although some… CONTINUE READING