B-hLAG3 mice plus

Basic Information

Strain Name
C57BL/6-Lag3tm3(LAG3)/Bcgen
Stock Number
110025
Common Name
B-hLAG3 mice plus
Source/Investigator
Bcgen (Beijing Biocytogen Co., Ltd)
Related Genes
LAG3 (lymphocyte-activation gene 3)
Species
C57BL/6
Appearance
Black
Genotypes
Homozygous

Description

LAG3 (Lymphocyte activation gene 3, CD223) is a lymphocyte activation gene and a member of the Ig family. It is mainly expressed in activated T cells, NK cells, B cells and plasmacytoid DCs. LAG3 is a negative regulator of immunity and mainly binds to MHC class Ⅱ molecules to regulate the function of dendritic cells. The expression of LAG3 is associated with the negative immunoregulatory function of specific T cells. Inhibition of LAG3 function enhances the antitumor effect of specific CD8+ T cells, therefore LAG3 is a potential target for tumor immunotherapy.

Details

Protein expression analysis

Strain specific LAG3 expression analysis in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus by flow cytometry. Splenocytes were collected from WT and homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus stimulated with anti-CD3ε in vivo, and analyzed by flow cytometry with species-specific anti-LAG3 antibody. Mouse LAG3 was detectable in WT. Human LAG3 was exclusively detectable in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus but not WT mice.

Analysis of spleen leukocytes cell subpopulations in B-hLAG3 mice plus

Analysis of spleen leukocyte subpopulations by FACS Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hLAG3 mice plus (n=3, 6 week-old) Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live cells were gated for CD45 population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of T, B, NK, Monocyte, DC and macrophage cells in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hLAG3 in place of its mouse counterpart does not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these cell types in spleen.

Analysis of spleen T cell subpopulations in B-hLAG3 mice plus

Analysis of spleen T cell subpopulations by FACS Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hLAG3 mice plus (n=3, 6 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live CD45+ cells were gated for CD3 T cell population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of CD8, CD4, and Treg cells in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hLAG3 in place of its mouse counterpart does not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these T cell sub types in spleen. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of blood leukocytes cell subpopulations in B-hLAG3 mice plus

Analysis of blood leukocyte subpopulations by FACS Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hLAG3 mice plus (n=3, 6 week-old) Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live cells were gated for CD45 population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of T, B, NK, Monocyte, DC and macrophage cells in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hLAG3 in place of its mouse counterpart does not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these cell types in blood.

Analysis of blood T cell subpopulations in B-hLAG3 mice plus

Analysis of blood T cell subpopulations by FACS Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hLAG3 mice plus (n=3, 6 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live CD45+ cells were gated for CD3 T cell population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of CD8, CD4, and Treg cells in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hLAG3 in place of its mouse counterpart does not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these T cell sub types in blood. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Antibody binding assay

Splenocytes from homozygous B-hLAG3 were analyzed by flow cytometry. Splenocytes were collected from WT and homozygous B-hLAG3 (H/H) mice plus stimulated with anti-CD3ε in vivo, activated T cells in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus can bind well to anti-hLAG3 antibody (relatlimab).

Splenocytes from homozygous B-hLAG3 were analyzed by flow cytometry. Splenocytes were collected from WT and homozygous B-hLAG3 (H/H) mice plus stimulated with anti-CD3ε in vivo, activated T cells in homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus can bind well to recombinant human FGL-1(c-mFc) protein.

In vivo efficacy of relatlimab (in house)

Antitumor activity of anti-human LAG3 antibody in B-hLAG3 mice plus. (A) Anti-human LAG3 antibodies inhibited MC38 tumor growth in B-hLAG3 mice plus. Murine colon cancer MC38 cells were subcutaneously implanted into homozygous B-hLAG3 mice plus (female, 6-7 week-old, n=8). Mice were grouped when tumor volume reached approximately 100 mm3, at which time they were treated with relatlimab (in house) with doses and schedules indicated in panel (B) Body weight changes during treatment. As shown in panel A, relatlimab (in house) was efficacious in controlling tumor growth in B-hLAG3 mice plus, demonstrating that the B-hLAG3 mice plus provide a powerful preclinical model for in vivo evaluation of anti-human LAG3 antibodies. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

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