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The researchers removed a thin slice from a rat's hypothalamus that contained the SCN, the supraoptic nucleus and the OVLT all together.
In the magnocellular neurosecretory system (MNS), CNTF is exclusively expressed in astrocytes of the supraoptic nucleus (SON), which are predominately located in the ventral glial limitans (VGL), and perivascular cells of the neurohypophysis.