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Human Genome News, October-December 1996; 8:(2)

IMGT Database

The international ImMunoGeneTics database (IMGT) specializes in immunoglobulins (Ig), T-cell receptors (TCR), and the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of all vertebrate species. Comprising annotated sequences and alignment tables, IMGT includes two databases: LIGM-DB contains more than 19,000 Ig and TCR sequences from 78 species, and MHC/HLA-DB contains alignment tables for Class I and Class II human leucocyte antigens. [IMGT contact: Marie-Paule Lefranc (lefranc@ligm.crbm.cnrs-mop.fr)]

IMGT Database Access

  • WWW at CNUSC (Montpellier, France): http://imgt.cnusc.fr:8104; informatics, denys.chaume@cnusc.fr; bioinformatics; - giudi@ligm.crbm.cnrs-mop.fr
  • WWW at European Molecular Biology Laboratory European Bioinformatics Institute (Hinxton, U.K.): http://www.ebi.ac.uk/imgt; contact, malik@ebi.ac.uk
  • Sequence Retrieval System: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/srs/srsc (Select "Search sequence libraries"; on the next screen, click off the "Swissprot" box and click on "IMGT.")
  • Ftp: ftp//ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/imgt
  • CD-ROM: Database accompanying the Nucleotide Sequence Database of EMBL.

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