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Table 2 Melatonin levels in small, medium, and large follicles

From: Profile of melatonin and its receptors and synthesizing enzymes in cumulus–oocyte complexes of the developing sheep antral follicle—a potential estradiol-mediated mechanism

Follicle size Number of follicles Melatonin (pg/ml)
Large follicles 38 29.83 ± 3.29a
Medium follicles 47 26.12 ± 2.88a
Small follicles 102 19.54 ± 1.64b
  1. Note: FF was collected from 60 sheep ovaries. Data are the mean ± SEM value. Different letters represent a significant difference in the same group (P < 0.05)