Ansar Malik malik at ebi.ac.uk
Sat Sep 30 01:56:47 EST 1995


Professor Marie-Paule LEFRANC
Laboratoire d'ImmunoGenetique Moleculaire, LIGM
UMR CNRS 9942, Institut de Genetique Moleculaire
BP 5051, 1919 route de Mende, 34033 MONTPELLIER Cedex 1
Telephone: (33) 67 61 36 34
FAX      : (33) 67 04 02 31/67 04 02 45
e-mail   : lefranc at ligm.crbm.cnrs-mop.fr


The ImMunoGeneTics database, IMGT, is an integrated specialised database
containing nucleotide sequence information of genes important in the function
of the immune system. It collects and annotates sequences belonging to the
immunoglobulin superfamily which are involved in immune recognition, these are
the B cell antigen receptor (Immunoglobulin or Ig), the T cell antigen receptor
(TcR) (LIGM-database) and the class I and class II molecules of the 
Human Leucocyte Antigens (HLA) system (HLA-database).

An integrated immumogenetics database (IMGT/LIGM) specialising in Ig and TcR is
under development through collaboration between LIGM, IFG and EMBL oustation
EBI. This database consists of the Ig and TcR sequence entries.

LIGM Montpellier :Marie-Paule Lefranc (coordinator)
		  Veronique Giudicelli,Denys Chaume
EMBL-EBI         :Ansar Malik
IFG		 :Werner Mueller
MRC 	         :Ian Tomlinson


Access the IMGT server at url: 

<A HREF="http://www.ebi.ac.uk/contrib/imgt/top_imgt.html/"> IMGT database</A>

An alternative method of accessing the database is to use the Internet
file  transfer protocol (ftp). Researchers with direct access to the Internet
can use the FTP program on their local machine to connect to the host
FTP.EBI.AC.UK and enter the user name "anonymous" and their email address as
password. The  directory pub/help contains detailed information about the data
available from the EBI anonymous FTP server. IMGT/LIGM database is available
>From the following directory  
IMGT/LIGM quarterly release:          pub/databases/imgt

This database is available on CD-ROM as an acompanying database
to the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database at nominal cost.
|Ansar Malik                      |
|Telephone: +44 (1223) 494417     |
|Telefax:   +44 (1223) 494968     |
|email:  Malik at ebi.ac.uk          |

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