A transient endocrine gland that develops from the postovulatory or atretic follicles and secretes progesterone; it is thought to be related to egg retention[PMID]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_luteum http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20959416 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

plural term
corpora lutea
definition
  • A transient endocrine gland that develops from the postovulatory or atretic follicles and secretes progesterone; it is thought to be related to egg retention[PMID].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Folliclesinovary.jpg
has exact synonym
  • corpora lutea
  • corpus luteum of ovary
  • ovarian corpus luteum
has related synonym
  • luteal gland
id
  • UBERON:0002512
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_7762
taxon notes
  • maintains the endometrium in mammals[WP]. A corpus luteum is known in hagfish (100), Squalus (101), and salamander (100) but not lamprey (102). There are no data for Branchiostoma and Ciona, and given that they are multiple spawners, there is no a priori reason to conclude that they lack a corpus luteum