What hormone does the 'Theca' release in mammalian ovaries, and what function does this hormone have on the organism?

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BY5 - Sexual Reproduction

Posted Mon 30th May, 2011 @ 17:49 by Chris

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"Luteinizing hormone (LH) to induce androgen biosynthesis"

Incorrect - the Theca features receptors for Luteinizing Hormone. It does NOT release LH. It releases a different hormone. (LH is released to trigger ovulation AFTER this different hormone has been released for several days).

Answered Tue 31st May, 2011 @ 16:02 by Chris
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Luteinizing hormone (LH) to induce androgen biosynthesis. Androgen - Any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors.

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Answered Tue 31st May, 2011 @ 14:00 by Amritpal Mundra
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Luteinizing hormone (LH) to induce androgen biosynthesis. Androgen - Any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors.

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Answered Tue 31st May, 2011 @ 14:00 by Amritpal Mundra