Basic Information

Strain Name
C57BL/6-Pdcd1tm1(EGFP)/Bcgen
Stock Number
110166
Common Name
B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice
Source/Investigator
Bcgen (Beijing Biocytogen Co., Ltd)
Related Genes
PD-1, PD1
Species
C57BL/6
Appearance
Black
Genotypes
Homozygous

Description

PD-1 (Programmed death-1) is mainly expressed on the surface of T cells and primary B cells. The two PD-1 ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, are widely expressed on antigen-presenting cells (APCs). PD-1 interacts with its ligands and plays an important role in the negative regulation of the immune response. PD-L1 protein expression is detected in many human tumor tissues. PD-L1 expression in tumor cells could be induced by the microenvironment of tumor cells. It has been shown that PD-1-/- mice display an increased infiltration of inflammatory cells in models of atherosclerosis, allograft vascular disease, encephalomyelitis, cardiomyopathy, and sepsis. Biocytogen designed a targeted mutation mouse named B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice which PD-1 gene was replaced with the EGFP gene. So the mice do not express PD-1 protein but express EGFP under the regulation sequences of mouse PD-1 gene.

Targeting Strategy

Gene targeting strategy for B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice. The EGFP gene encoding green fluorescent protein was inserted after the 5 ‘UTR sequences of mouse PD-1 gene to replace it in B-PD-1-EGFP mice.

Details

Protein expression analysis

Strain specific PD-1 and EGFP expression analysis in heterozygous and homozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice by flow cytometry. Splenocytes were collected from WT (+/+), heterozygous (H/+) and homozygous (H/H) B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice and analyzed by flow cytometry with species-specific anti-PD1 and anti-EGFP antibodies. Mouse PD-1 was detectable in WT and heterozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice. EGFP was detectable in heterozygous and homozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice but not in WT mice.

Strain specific PD-1 and EGFP expression analysis in heterozygous and homozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice by flow cytometry. Splenocytes were collected from WT (+/+), heterozygous (H/+) and homozygous (H/H) B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice and analyzed by flow cytometry with species-specific anti-PD1 and anti-EGFP antibodies. Mouse PD-1 was detectable in WT and heterozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice. EGFP was detectable in heterozygous and homozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice but not in WT mice.

Spleen weight

Macroscopic observations of spleens. A. Spleen from indicated mice at 7 weeks of the age were photographed. B. Spleen weight. These data indicated that there was no change in the heterozygous and homozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice at 7 weeks of the age compared to the wild type C57BL/6 mice.

Analysis of spleen leukocytes cell subpopulations in B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice

Analysis of spleen leukocyte subpopulations by FACS Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice (n=3, 7-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 cells, B cells in B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice were higher than those in the C57BL/6 mice. While NK cells, DCs, granulocytes, monocytes and macrophages in B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that Knock out of Mpd-1 may change the development, differentiation or distribution of some cell types in spleen. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of spleen T cell subpopulations in B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice

Analysis of spleen T cell subpopulations by FACS Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice (n=3, 7-week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live CD45+ T cells were gated for CD3+ T cell population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of CD8+ T cells, CD4+ T cells in B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, while percent of Tregs in homozygous B-PD-1-EGFP KI mice were higher than those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that knock out of PD-1 may changed the development, differentiation or distribution of these Tregs in spleen. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

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