IMGT/HLA and IMGT/MHC -- Sequence databases for the study of the major histocompatibility complex

What you can do:
Search for sequences of the human major histocompatibility complex (HLA) and the major histocompatibility complex from a number of non-human primates, canines and feline sequences.
  • The IMGT/HLA database provides a centralized repository for the sequences of the alleles named by the WHO Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System.
  • The HLA sequences have also been extended to include intron sequences and the 3' and 5' untranslated regions in the alignments and also the inclusion of new genes such as MICA.
  • The first release contained 964 sequences, the most recent release 3300 sequences, with around 450 new sequences been added each year.
  • The tools provided on the website have been updated to allow more complex alignments, which include genomic sequence data, as well as the development of tools for probe and primer design and the inclusion of data from the HLA Dictionary.
  • Regular updates to the website ensure that new and confirmatory sequences are dispersed to the HLA community, and the wider research and clinical communities.
  • human major histocompatibility complex
  • MHC
  • HLA
  • major histocompatibility complex
  • major histocompatibility complex data warehouse
  • primates histocompatibility complex
  • monkey histocompatibility complex
  • ape histocompatibility complex
  • canine histocompatibility complex
  • feline histocompatibility complex
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This record last updated: 01-05-2009
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