A layer of the ovarian follicle that consists of theca cells. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: ovary theca thecal cell layer theca cell layer of ovarian follicle theca of follicle layer of theca cells

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Term information


efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
thecal cell layers [ ZFA:0001113 ]

latin term
theca folliculi

function notes

The theca folliculi are responsible for the production of testosterone from androstenedione in females, and indirectly the production of estrogens by supplying the neighboring granulosa cells with androstenedione that can then be used as a substrate for aromatase. [Wikipedia:Theca_of_follicle]

has related synonym

ovarian theca

theca folliculi

thecal cell layers