OBO ID: ZFA:0009227
Term Name: granulosa cell Search Ontology:
Synonyms: granulosa cells
Definition: A supporting cell for the developing female gamete in the ovary of mammals. They develop from the coelomic epithelial cells of the gonadal ridge. Granulosa cells form a single layer around the mammalian 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.
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: CL:0000501, TAO:0009227
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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