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Isolation of Steroidogenic Cell Subpopulations in the Follicular Theca of the Ovary in the Domestic Fowl

  • Enrique Pedernera
  • Pedro Velazquez
  • Yolanda Gomez
  • Margarita Gonzalez del Pliego

Abstract

The granulosa and the theca of the follicle are the principal source of steroid hormones in the ovary of the domestic fowl. The production of progesterone has been demonstrated in the granulosa layer, while the secretion of 17β-estradiol, testosterone and androstenedione has been found in the theca cells (1–4).

Keywords

Granulosa Cell Theca Cell Trypsin Treatment Domestic Fowl Preovulatory Follicle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrique Pedernera
    • 1
  • Pedro Velazquez
    • 2
  • Yolanda Gomez
    • 1
  • Margarita Gonzalez del Pliego
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Embriologia, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Histologia, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico

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