granulosa cell


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gran·u·lo·sa cell

a cell of the membrana granulosa lining the vesicular ovarian follicle that becomes a granulosa lutein of the corpus luteum after ovulation.

gran·u·lo·sa cell

(gran'yū-lō'să sel)
A cell of the membrana granulosa lining the vesicular ovarian follicle that becomes a luteal cell of the corpus luteum after ovulation.

granulosa cell

One of the many cuboidal cells that surround and nurture the maturing oocyte.
See: follicular cell (2)
See also: cell
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The follicles were histologically classified as normal, when they contained an intact oocyte and complete layer of granulosa cells (Figure 2A).
Effects of the mycotoxins [alpha]- and [beta]-zearalenol on regulation of progesterone synthesis in cultured granulosa cells from porcine ovaries.
Modulation by insulin of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone actions in human granulosa cells of normal and polycystic ovaries.
Then the ovaries were punctured to release the granulosa cells in McCoy's 5A media.
GCTs are rare sex cord stromal tumours of the ovary, made up of granulosa cells (sex cord) and stromal cells (thecal cells or fibroblasts).
In this study, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing were performed in 5 aGCTs from male patients to investigate whether FOXL2 402[right arrow]CrG (C134W) also occurs in granulosa cell tumors arising in men.
JUVENILE granulosa cell tumour, as the name implies, usually presents in children before puberty.
Approximately 70% of sex cord tumors are granulosa cell tumors.
These results demonstrate that when the fetal follicle reaches the antral stage of development, the rate of cellular proliferation increases in theca and granulosa cell layers.
Furthermore, circulating concentrations of Inhibin A appear to reflect tumor mass for certain forms of ovarian cancer (7), particularly granulosa cell adenocarcinomas, and measurement of Inhibin A also may be useful in assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease (8,9).