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Table 3 MC4R mRNA and protein expression and MC3R mRNA expression in CNS regions involved in appetite regulation. Potential targets for POMC and AgRP neurones (references indicated numerically).

From: The role of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurones in feeding behaviour

MCR locations: MC4R mRNA MC4R GFP expression MC3R mRNA
Arcuate nucleus 90 105 93, 114, 118
Brainstem 90 105 -
PVN 90, 93 105 118
Lateral hypothalamus 90 105 118
DMH 90 105 118
SON 90 - -
VMH 90 105 118
Periventricular nucleus 90 105 118
Nucleus accumbens 90 105 -
Amygdala 90 105 118