For the Immunogenetics Special Issue
Article first published online: 30 AUG 2006
This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the U.S.A. Published in 2006 by Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 12, pages 1192–1199, December 2006
How to Cite
Robinson, J., Waller, M. J., Fail, S. C. and Marsh, S. G.E. (2006), The IMGT/HLA and IPD databases. Hum. Mutat., 27: 1192–1199. doi: 10.1002/humu.20406
This article is a US Government work, and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 30 AUG 2006
- One Lambda
- Tepnel Lifecodes
- American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
- Anthony Nolan Trust (ANT)
- European Federation of Immunogenetics (EFI)
- National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
- Marrow Foundation
- NIH. Grant Number: Miller P01 CA111412
- European Commission within the Fifth Framework Infrastructures Program. Grant Number: QLRT-2000-01325
The IMGT/HLA database (www.ebi.ac.uk/imgt/hla) has provided a centralized repository for the sequences of the alleles named by the WHO Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System since 1998. Since its initial release, the database has rapidly grown in size and is recognized as the primary source of information for the study of sequences of the human major histocompatibility complex. The Immuno Polymorphism Database (IPD; www.ebi.ac.uk/ipd) is a set of specialist databases related to the study of polymorphic genes in the immune system. The IPD currently consists of four databases: IPD-KIR contains the allelic sequences of killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors; IPD-MHC is a database of sequences of the major histocompatibility complex of different species; IPD-HPA contains alloantigens expressed only on platelets (human platelet antigens or HPA); and IPD-ESTDAB provides access to the European Searchable Tumour Cell-Line Database, a cell bank of immunologically characterized melanoma cell lines. Hum Mutat 27(12), 1192–1199, 2006. Published 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.