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IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® http://www.imgt.org, is the global reference in immunogenetics and immunoinformatics, created in 1989 by Marie-Paule Lefranc (Université de Montpellier and CNRS). IMGT® is a high-quality integrated knowledge resource specialized in the immunoglobulins (IG) or antibodies, T cell receptors (TR), major histocompatibility (MH) of human and other vertebrate species, and in the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF), MH superfamily (MhSF) and related proteins of the immune system (RPI) of vertebrates and invertebrates. IMGT® provides a common access to sequence, genome and structure Immunogenetics data, based on the concepts of IMGT-ONTOLOGY and on the IMGT Scientific chart rules. IMGT® works in close collaboration with EBI (Europe), DDBJ (Japan) and NCBI (USA). IMGT® consists of sequence databases, genome database, structure database, and monoclonal antibodies database, Web resources and interactive tools.

IMGT founder and director: Marie-Paule Lefranc (Marie-Paule.Lefranc@igh.cnrs.fr), Université de Montpellier, CNRS, LIGM, IGH, SFR, Montpellier (France)

IMGT databases

  • IMGT/LIGM-DB (doc) LIGM, Montpellier, France
    Nucleotide sequences of IG and TR from 352 species (179 310 entries)
  • IMGT/MH-DB ANRI, BPRC, hosted at EBI
    Sequences of the human MH (HLA)
  • IMGT/PRIMER-DB (doc) LIGM, Montpellier, France
    Oligonucleotides (primers) of IG and TR from 11 species (1 864 entries)
  • IMGT/CLL-DB (bylaws) LIGM, Montpellier, France
    IG sequences from CLL, an initiative of the IMGT/CLL-DB group
  • IMGT/GENE-DB (doc) LIGM, Montpellier, France
    International nomenclature for IG and TR genes from human, mouse, rat and rabbit (6 052 genes, 8 061 alleles)
  • IMGT/mAb-DB (doc) LIGM, Montpellier, France
    Monoclonal antibodies (IG, mAb), fusion proteins for immune applications (FPIA), composite proteins for clinical applications (CPCA), and related proteins (RPI) of therapeutic interest (850 entries)

IMGT tools

IMGT Latest newsrss

  • CAUTION! IMGT/HighV-QUEST tool may not be available on November 29th, 2018 from 8:00am to 11:30am (GMT:+0100) (Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:09:00 +0100)
  • CREATION 2018: Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) TRA/TRD in IMGT/GENE-DB, IMGT/LIGM-DB and IMGT Web resources (Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:35:59 +0100)
  • CREATION 2018: Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) TRG in IMGT/GENE-DB, IMGT/LIGM-DB and IMGT Web resources (Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:35:59 +0100)
  • New version of IMGT/V-QUEST (version 3.4.15 reference directory release: 201845-4) (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0200)


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