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Coaxiality of Foxb1- and parvalbumin-expressing neurons in the lateral hypothalamic PV1-nucleus

Bilella, Alessandro ; Alvarez-Bolado, Gonzalo ; Celio, Marco R.

In: Neuroscience Letters, 2014, vol. 566, p. 111–114

In the ventrolateral hypothalamus, the PV1-nucleus is defined by its population of parvalbumin-expressing neurons. During embryogenesis, the ventrolateral hypothalamus is colonized also by Foxb1-expressing neurons. In adult Foxb1-EGFP mice, many immunofluorescent neurons were found within the region that is occupied by the PV1-nucleus. They formed a cloud around the axial cord of the... More

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    Summary
    In the ventrolateral hypothalamus, the PV1-nucleus is defined by its population of parvalbumin-expressing neurons. During embryogenesis, the ventrolateral hypothalamus is colonized also by Foxb1-expressing neurons. In adult Foxb1-EGFP mice, many immunofluorescent neurons were found within the region that is occupied by the PV1-nucleus. They formed a cloud around the axial cord of the parvalbumin-immunopositive cells, which they greatly outnumber (3:1). Only a small proportion of the neurons in the PV1-nucleus co-expressed both parvalbumin and Foxb1. In the light of these findings, a redesignation of this lateral hypothalamic structure as the PV1-Foxb1 nucleus would more accurately reflect its specific biochemical properties.