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Granulosa Cells

Supporting cells for the developing female gamete in the OVARY. They are derived from the coelomic epithelial cells of the gonadal ridge. Granulosa cells form a single layer around the OOCYTE in the primordial ovarian follicle and advance to form a multilayered cumulus oophorus surrounding the OVUM in the Graafian follicle. The major functions of granulosa cells include the production of steroids and LH receptors (RECEPTORS, LH).

Year introduced: 1978(1975)

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Tree Number(s): A05.360.319.114.630.535.200, A06.300.312.497.535.300, A11.382.812, A11.436.329

MeSH Unique ID: D006107

Entry Terms:

  • Cell, Granulosa
  • Cells, Granulosa
  • Granulosa Cell

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