Structural Analysis of Granulosa Cells from Human Ovaries in Correlation with Function

  • W. Mestwerdt
  • O. Müller
  • H. Brandau
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 112)


The searching histological studies of Stieve on human ovaries permitted, for the first time, a classification of follicles into 6 stages (see Mestwerdt et al. 1977). These purely light-microscopic investigations afforded, however, only partial insight into the specific cellular activities of different tissue layers in the individual follicle stages.


Luteinizing Hormone Granulosa Cell Corpus Luteum Zona Pellucida Luteinizing Hormone Level 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Mestwerdt
    • 1
  • O. Müller
    • 2
  • H. Brandau
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Gynecology and AnatomyUniversity of WürzburgGermany
  2. 2.University of BerneSwitzerland

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