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

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latin term
theca folliculi
plural term
thecal cell layers [ ZFA : 0001113 ]
definition
  • A layer of the ovarian follicle that consists of theca cells.
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 exact synonym
  • theca of follicle
  • layer of theca cells
  • thecal cell layer
  • ovary theca
  • theca cell layer of ovarian follicle
has related synonym
  • theca folliculi
  • ovarian theca
  • thecal cell layers
id
  • UBERON:0000155
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606