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Table 2 The concentrations of BNP and CNP in follicular fluid from 3.0 to 8.0 mm follicle were examined by RIA assay (mean ± S. E. M.)

From: Natriuretic peptides improve the developmental competence of in vitro cultured porcine oocytes

Follicle diameter
(mm)
BNP
(mg/ml)
CNP
(mg/ml)
3.0–4.0 55.9 ± 2.8 a 36.3 ± 2.4 a
4.1–5.0 56.8 ± 5.4 a 37.7 ± 3.8 a
5.1–6.0 58.9 ± 3.4 a 39.4 ± 2.6 a
6.0–8.0 39.6 ± 6.7 b 32.3 ± 2.8 b
  1. At least three follicles were examined at each time point for each experiment. abMeans in the same column with different superscripts were significantly different (p < 0.05)