Figure 3. Schwann-like cell differentiation is involved in CXCR5 induced PNI in SACC cells. (A) CXCR5 silence with siRNA or CXCR5 blockade with anti-CXCR5 antibody downregulated the expression of Schwann cell markers, including S100A4, p75NTR, GFAP by qRT-PCR analyses. (B) CXCR5 overexpression upregulated the expression of S100A4, p75NTR, GFAP in SACC-LM cells. (C) CXCR5 silence with siRNA or CXCR5 blockade with anti-CXCR5 antibody resulted in the transformation of SACC-LM cells from spindle-like fibroblastic cellular morphology to epithelial plasticity with little pseudopodia, (Bar: 50 μm). (D) The heatmap of 8 differentially expressed miRNAs in SACC-LM cells transfected with control or si-CXCR5 on a scale from blue (low) to red (high). ‘Blue’ represents low expression, and ‘red’ represents high expression. (E) The microarray data of 8 differentially expressed miRNAs in the si-CXCR5 and control SACC-LM cells was confirmed by qRT-PCR. For qRT-PCR, U6 was used to normalize the Ct values. (F) CXCR5 overexpression upregulated the expression of miR-187 in SACC-LM cells, (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01).