granulosa lutein cells

gran·u·lo·sa lu·te·in cells

cells derived from the membrana granulosa of a mature ovarian follicle that secrete both estrogen and progesterone, and form the major component of the corpus luteum.
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Cotinine, has also been detected in granulosa lutein cells (1).
Probably, melatonin exerts its effect via a receptor-mediated action at the level of the ovary to modulate steroidogenesis (34), and possibly luteolysis because it has been shown that melatonin [Mt.sub.1] and [Mt.sub.2] receptors are expressed in human granulosa lutein cells too.