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Figure 5-22.
Distribution of melanocyte-concentrating hormone-immunoreactive (MCH-ir) cell bodies and fibers in the medaka hypothalamus and pituitary. Anti-salmon MCH was used for immunohistochemical analysis. (A) Sagittal section of the hypothalamus and pituitary. The arrowheads indicate MCH-ir cell bodies in the nucleus ventralis tuberis, and the double arrowheads indicate MCH-ir fibers. (B) Sagittal section of the hypothalamus. The arrowheads indicate MCH-ir cell bodies in the NVT, arrows indicate MCH-ir cell bodies in the area above the lateral ventricular recess, and the double arrowheads indicate MCH-ir fibers. (C) Frontal section of the hypothalamus and pituitary. The arrowheads indicate MCH-ir cell bodies in the nucleus ventralis tuberis, and the double arrowheads indicate MCH-ir fibers. For the sagittal sections, anterior is to the left, and for the frontal sections, dorsal is at the top of the image. Scale bar, 100 μm. (Amiya et al., 2007)