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

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Term information

Subsets

efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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

ovary theca

theca cell layer of ovarian follicle

thecal cell layer

theca of follicle

layer of theca cells

has related synonym

ovarian theca

theca folliculi

thecal cell layers

id

UBERON:0000155