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Table 2 Immunoexpression of estrogen (ER) and androgen (AR) receptors in the ovaries of mice on CR and fed ad libitum

From: Caloric restriction increases ratio of estrogen to androgen receptors expression in murine ovaries - potential therapeutic implications

Receptors Ovarian Surface Epithelium Granulosa cells Theca cells Luteal cells Endothelial cells Interstitial cells
Estrogen receptors
Experimental group +++ +++ +/− + ++ ++
Control group + ++ - - + +
Androgen receptor
Experimental group ++ +++ +/− - ++ +
Control group ++ +++ - + + +
  1. Legend: very strong reaction(+++), strong reaction(++), weak reaction(+), very weak (+/−), no reaction(−)