granulosa


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strat·um gran·u·lo·'sum fol·lic·'u·li o·va·'ri·ci ve·si·cu·lo·'si

the layer of small cells that forms the wall of an ovarian follicle.

granulosa

/gran·u·lo·sa/ (gran″u-lo´sah) pertaining to cells of the cumulus oophorus.

granulosa

(grăn″ū-lō′să)
A layer of cells in the theca of the graafian follicle.
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Changes in antioxidant status of porcine ovarian granulosa cells after quercetin and T-2 toxin treatment.
In the ovaries of the PCOS, a large number of small follicles and large cystic follicles with a thin granulosa layer were observed, which is the characteristic of PCOS.
Adult Granulosa cell tumour is the commonest tumour seen in our study.
Effect of insulin-like growth factor I and its interaction with gonadotropins on in vitro maturation and embryonic development, cell proliferation, and biosynthetic activity of cumulus-oocyte complexes and granulosa cells in buffalo.
7 Testoste-rone propionate also induced granulosa cell atresia in advanced follicles; it also resulted in underdeveloped streak ovaries in both prepubertal and adult rats.
In vitro, high concentration of prolactin equivalent to those seen in lactation, inhibit progesterone production by human granulosa cells even in the presence of high FSH and LH.
Difference between the primordial and primary follicles is determined by layers of granulosa cells surrounding oocytes, with one layer in primordial follicles and multiple layers of cuboid granulosa cells in primary follicles.
Moreover, a species-specific bovine primary granulosa cell model was introduced as a predictive tool for endocrine disruptor effects (EATS mechanisms) (Petro, 2012).
The ovarian follicle is the functional unit of the ovary, in which the somatic components (thecal and granulosa cells), and germ (oocyte) are closely related and interdependent (Moenter et al.