Cyclosporin A Up-regulates B7-DC Expression on Dendritic Cells in an IL-4-dependent Manner In Vitro, Which is Associated with Decreased Allostimulatory Capacity of Dendritic Cells
AbstractIn addition to the effects on T lymphocytes, Cyclosporin A can inhibit dendritic cells allostimulatory capacity, but its precise mechanism remains unknown. The data in this study demonstrated that Cyclosporin A has no effect on the expression of major histocompatibility complex class II and costimulatory molecular CD80, CD86, CD40 on matured DC induced by Lipopolysaccharide in vitro , but can up-regulated B7-DC expression on DC in an Interleukin-4-dependent manner, which is associated with reduced allostimulatory ability of DC. Furthermore, Cyclosporin A treatment inhibited production of Interferon-γand TNF- , Interleukin-12p70, but increased production of the Interleukin-10 of DC. Thus, up-regulated expression of B7-DC may be responsible for Cyclosporin A-mediated inhibitory effects on allostimulatory capacity of DC.