Route of calcium entry differentially regulates PspA induced PD-L1 expression.

Mouse bone marrow derived DCs were incubated with bio-pharmacological inhibitors to indicated molecules for 1h followed by stimulation with 15 μg/ml PspA for 24h. PD-L1 levels were monitored by flow cytometry. Dotted lines represent unstimulated cells. Thin lines represent cells stimulated with PspA. Bold lines represent cells treated with inhibitors to indicated molecules followed by stimulation with PspA. One of three independent experiments is shown. PD-L1 expression is represented as bar graph indicating fold increase in Relative Mean Fluorescence Intensity (MFI) for various groups. Bars represent mean ± SD of three independent experiments. For Panel B, mouse bone marrow derived DCs were incubated in the presence or absence of TMB-8 or EGTA for 1h followed by stimulations with 15 μg/ml PspA for 24h. Cells were incubated with phycoerythrin conjugated anti-mouse PD-L1 antibody. Merged images with DAPI (blue) and PD-L1 (red) staining are depicted. For Panel C total RNA was isolated from cells stimulated as indicated and PD-L1 transcript levels were measured by semi-quantitative RT-PCR. One of three independent experiments is shown.