What is Imgt database?

What is Imgt database?

IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database, freely available at http://imgt.cines.fr:8104, was created in 1989 at the Université Montpellier II, CNRS, Montpellier, France, and is a high quality integrated information system specialising in immunoglobulins, T cell receptors and major histocompatibility complex …

What does Imgt stand for?


Acronym Definition
IMGT Immunogenetics database
IMGT Institute of Management

Where can I find antibody sequences?

Currently, antibody sequences are contained in IMGT, Genbank/EMBL-ENA/DDBJ (and their protein translations, Genpept and UniProtKB/trEMBL) and the Protein Databank. With the exception of IMGT, these are general resources containing DNA and protein sequences and structures.

What is Imgt numbering?

The IMGT unique numbering provides a standardized delimitation of the framework regions (FR1-IMGT: positions 1 to 26, FR2-IMGT: 39 to 55, FR3-IMGT: 66 to 104 and FR4-IMGT: 118 to 128) and of the complementarity determining regions: CDR1-IMGT: 27 to 38, CDR2-IMGT: 56 to 65 and CDR3-IMGT: 105 to 117.

How do you determine CDR?

CDRs are six hypervariable segments of amino acids, three on each of the light and heavy chains (8–10). Attempts to computationally identify CDRs have been on going for >40 years (10–17). The most commonly used CDR identification methods to date are Kabat (10,15), Chothia (12,13,16) and IMGT (16).

What is Antibody sequencing?

Antibody protein sequencing is simply defining the sequence of amino acids of an unknown antibody. The use of mass spectrometry in de novo sequencing of antibody protein has made it possible to perform this without having the cell lines available or knowing the DNA sequence beforehand.

What is CDR3 Imgt?

The CDR3-IMGT region of germline IG and TR V-GENEs comprises position 105 to 116 (2-12 amino acids, depending on the V-GENE group or subgroup). The 3′ end of germline CDR3-IMGT is limited by the V-HEPTAMER. The longest germline CDR3-IMGT have 12 amino acids.

What is Imgt antibody?

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 …

How many CDR regions are there?

The idiotypic variability is related to the diversity of the antigen binding site and in particular to the hypervariable domains called complementarity-determining regions (CDRs). There are 6 CDRs in both variable regions of light (VL) and heavy chains (VH) with background variability on each side of the CDRs.

What are CDR loops?

For both proteins, the main determinants of target recognition are the complementarity-determining region (CDR) loops. Five of the six CDRs adopt a limited number of backbone conformations, known as the “canonical classes”; the remaining CDR (β3in TCRs and H3 in antibodies) is more structurally diverse.