NFATc1 regulates DcR3 expression at a transcriptional level. (A,B) Immunoblot analysis of whole-cell lysates and quantitative real-time-PCR assaying relative DcR3 mRNA expression of ACHN and 769-P cells 24 h after treatment with cyclosporin A (CsA, 25 μM) or Tacrolimus (FK-506, 50 μM) (A); 48 h post transfection with NFATc1 or an empty vector control (neo) (B). Expression data were normalized to internal 18S rRNA expression (mean ± SEM; n=3; *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001; T-test). (C) Immunoblot analysis of cytoplasmic and nuclear fractions of ACHN and 769-P cells after treatment with LY294002 (50 μM), Everolimus (1 μM), or Cyclosporine A (25 μM). (D) Relative NFATc1–luciferase reporter activity of ACHN and 769-P cells 24 h post transfection with myrAkt or an empty vector control (neo) (mean ± SEM; n=3; *p<0.05, **p<0.01; T-test).