Immunoglobulins: 25 Years of Immunoinformatics and IMGT-ONTOLOGY
AbstractIMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® (CNRS and Montpellier University) is the global reference in immunogenetics and immunoinformatics. By its creation in 1989, IMGT® marked the advent of immunoinformatics, which emerged at the interface between immunogenetics and bioinformatics. IMGT® is specialized in the immunoglobulins (IG) or antibodies, T cell receptors (TR), major histocompatibility (MH), and IgSF and MhSF superfamilies. IMGT® has been built on the IMGT-ONTOLOGY axioms and concepts, which bridged the gap between genes, sequences and three-dimensional (3D) structures. The concepts include the IMGT® standardized keywords (identification), IMGT® standardized labels (description), IMGT® standardized nomenclature (classification), IMGT unique numbering and IMGT Colliers de Perles (numerotation). IMGT® comprises seven databases, 15,000 pages of web resources and 17 tools. IMGT® tools and databases provide a high-quality analysis of the IG from fish to humans, for basic, veterinary and medical research, and for antibody engineering and humanization. They include, as examples: IMGT/V-QUEST and IMGT/JunctionAnalysis for nucleotide sequence analysis and their high-throughput version IMGT/HighV-QUEST for next generation sequencing, IMGT/DomainGapAlign for amino acid sequence analysis of IG domains, IMGT/3Dstructure-DB for 3D structures, contact analysis and paratope/epitope interactions of IG/antigen complexes, and the IMGT/mAb-DB interface for therapeutic antibodies and fusion proteins for immunological applications (FPIA). View Full-Text
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Lefranc, M.-P. Immunoglobulins: 25 Years of Immunoinformatics and IMGT-ONTOLOGY. Biomolecules 2014, 4, 1102-1139.
Lefranc M-P. Immunoglobulins: 25 Years of Immunoinformatics and IMGT-ONTOLOGY. Biomolecules. 2014; 4(4):1102-1139.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lefranc, Marie-Paule. 2014. "Immunoglobulins: 25 Years of Immunoinformatics and IMGT-ONTOLOGY." Biomolecules 4, no. 4: 1102-1139.