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Function of Granulosa cells

Provide nutrition of the follicle

Provide protection for the developing follicle from substance like proteins, ions and drugs which could destroy the developing the ova.

During the fifth and sixth months of gestation, the connective tissue around the follicle differentiates to form a highly vascular cell layer, the theca interna which also surround the follicle, so surrounding the ova are: 1) Zona pellucida next to ovum, 2) a layer of granulose cells and 3) outer layer of theca cells.

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