Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 31st, 2006
Study 1: A recent study from Singapore has documented the detection of beacon (BC) immunoreactivity in the rat hypothalamus.
"Beacon (BC) is a peptide of 73 amino acids, whose gene expression was first reported in the hypothalamus of Psammomys obesus (or Israeli sand rat). To appreciate better the functional role of BC in normal rats and sand rats, the distribution of BC immunoreactivity (irBC) and its subcellular localization were studied in the brain of Sprague-Dawley rats," wrote Y.K. Ng and colleagues, National University of Singapore.
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