IMGT, a system and an ontology that bridge biological and computational spheres in bioinformatics

M.-P. Lefranc, V. Giudicelli, L. Regnier, P. Duroux
2008 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
IMGT Õ , the international ImMunoGeneTics information system (http://imgt.cines.fr), is the reference in immunogenetics and immunoinformatics. IMGT standardizes and manages the complex immunogenetic data that include the immunoglobulins (IG) or antibodies, the T cell receptors (TR), the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and the related proteins of the immune system (RPI), which belong to the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF) and the MHC superfamily (MhcSF). The accuracy and consistency of
more » ... MGT data and the coherence between the different IMGT components (databases, tools and Web resources) are based on IMGT-ONTOLOGY, the first ontology for immunogenetics and immunoinformatics.
doi:10.1093/bib/bbn014 pmid:18424816 fatcat:f7v5svwpenearmyeueb2jhmbbe