Hypothalamic and zona incerta neurons expressing hypocretin, but not melanin concentrating hormone, project to the hamster intergeniculate leaflet.

@article{Vidal2005HypothalamicAZ,
  title={Hypothalamic and zona incerta neurons expressing hypocretin, but not melanin concentrating hormone, project to the hamster intergeniculate leaflet.},
  author={Luis Vidal and Jane H Blanchard and Lawrence P. Morin},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={1081-90}
}
The hypocretins (Hcrt; also known as orexins) and melanin-concentrating hormone comprise distinct families of neuropeptides synthesized in cells located in the lateral hypothalamus and adjacent areas. The Hcrts are thought to modulate food intake and sleep/wake patterns in mammals. Melanin-concentrating hormone has a well-documented role in energy metabolism. A moderate plexus of Hcrt immunoreactive terminals has been described in the hamster intergeniculate leaflet, part of the circadian… CONTINUE READING

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