Localisation and identification of melanocyte-stimulating hormones in the fish brain.

@article{Kishida1988LocalisationAI,
  title={Localisation and identification of melanocyte-stimulating hormones in the fish brain.},
  author={Mitsuyo Kishida and Bridget I. Baker and David Bird},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1988},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={229-42}
}
The existence of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) in fish brains was investigated by a range of techniques: radioimmunoassay, HPLC, bioassay, and immunocytochemistry. Immunoreactive alpha MSH (ir alpha MSH) was detected by radioimmunoassay in all regions of carp and trout brains, with the highest concentration in the basal hypothalamus. In trout, ir alpha MSH cell bodies were located by immunocytochemistry only periventricularly, in the medial basal hypothalamus near the third ventricle… CONTINUE READING