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Citing IMGT/DomainDisplay:
Lefranc, M.-P. et al. Nucleic Acids Res., 43:D413-D422 (2015). DOI:10.1093/nar/gku1056. PMID:25378316. Free article.

Introduction

IMGT/DomainDisplay is part of IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® http://www.imgt.org [1].

IMGT/DomainDisplay created by LIGM (Université Montpellier, CNRS) is an IMGT tool which provides the display of amino acid sequences from the IMGT domain directory, on the Web since 28 September 2006.

IMGT/DomainDisplay allows queries for IMGT Alignments of domains and polymorphisms of the IgSF and MhcSF superfamilies. Alignments are provided based on the IMGT unique numbering for V-DOMAIN and V-LIKE-DOMAIN [2], C-DOMAIN and C-LIKE-DOMAIN [3], G-DOMAIN and G-LIKE-DOMAIN [4].

Query page

The IMGT/DomainDisplay Query page allows two types of search and offers visualization choice for the results.

IMGT/DomainDisplay two types of search

General Search

This kind of search uses linked select elements. Linked select elements are two or more selects, where choosing a value in one changes the available values in some of the rest. For example, selecting a Species will updates the 'IMGT group' select to only contain group(s) from the Species selected. In the same way, selecting an IMGT group will updates the 'IMGT subgroup' select to only contain subgroup(s) from the IMGT group selected.

Choose in a list a species, and then an: IMGT receptor type, IMGT group, IMGT subgroup, IMGT gene, IMGT allele.

Group, subgroup, gene and allele names are based on the IMGT-ONTOLOGY CLASSIFICATION concept.

Gene:

IG and TR: V-GENE, D-GENE, J-GENE and C-GENE names are according to the IMGT gene nomenclature. Human and mouse IG and TR genes are from IMGT/GENE-DB. The D-GENE identification is not shown when it is too uncertain owing to the shortness of the D sequences in the V-D-J rearrangement, to N-region diversity and/or, for the IG, to somatic hypermutations.
MH: The closest gene(s) is (are) provided for the rodent MH.

Allele:

IG and TR: The closest allele(s) is (are) provided for each gene. Human and mouse alleles are from IMGT/GENE-DB. Alleles are displayed in IMGT Alignments of alleles and IMGT/DomainDisplay.
MH: The closest allele(s) is (are) provided for the human MH (HLA).

Precise the IMGT domain type, the IMGT domain number, the IMGT functionality or the Accession number to refine research.

Search By typing a search pattern

You can search IMGT Alignments of Domains by typing a search pattern (for the species, group, subgroup, gene, allele, receptor type and the domain number). The % symbol is used as a wildcard and the comma separate a multiple pattern.

For example, if you type Ho% in the species textarea:

the result page will give you all the IMGT Alignments of Domains for which the species begins by Ho.

The 'Display options'

At the bottom of the IMGT/DomainDisplay Query page, the user can choose to view the fields that he checked, to seize the maximal number of displayed sequences and to display options.

'Displayed fields' menu:
Species
Gene
Accession number
Domain label
Domain number
Comments
Group
Subgroup
Partial/Functional

'Displayed options' menu:

Color sequences (IMGT color menu):
   IMGT Protein display colors
   Hydropathy index colors
   Volume index colors
   Physico-chemical index colors
Show:
   All alleles
   The first allele (*01) of each gene
Show sequences differences:
   For a gene
   For a group
   For a subgroup
Separate groups with:
   A space
   Group name
   Nothing
Separate especes with:
   A space
   Espece name
   Nothing
Separate subgroups with:
   A space
   Subgroup name
   Nothing
Separate genes with:
   A space
   Gene name
   Nothing
Separate domains with:
   A space
   Domain name
   Nothing

Result page

The result presentation depends on the visualization choice made at the IMGT/DomainDisplay Query page.

On top of each result page, the visualization choice and the query are recalled, and the number of results is shown.

The domain type is displayed just before the IMGT Alignments of Domains.

Default overview

The Default overview results page displays the IMGT Alignments of Domains (based on the IMGT color menu for sequence alignments and mutations that satisfy the query, with for each result the following information (See below examples with V type domains, C type domains and J Regions):

V type domains:
Species
Gene
Allele
   > Clicking on the allele name gives access to the IMGT/Collier-de-Perles.
AccNum
   > Clicking on the accession number gives access to the IMGT/LIGM-DB entry.
Domain label
Domain number
Alignment of Domains

The display of the V type domains is based on the IMGT unique numbering for C-DOMAIN and C-LIKE-DOMAIN.

The 'FR-IMGT or CDR-IMGT sequences' visualization is only for the V type domains.

C type domains:
Species
Gene
Allele
   > Clicking on the allele name gives access to the IMGT/Collier-de-Perles.
AccNum
   > Clicking on the accession number gives access to the IMGT/LIGM-DB entries.
Domain label
Domain number
Alignment of Domains

The display of the C type domains is based on the IMGT unique numbering for C-DOMAIN and C-LIKE-DOMAIN.

J REGIONs:
Species
Gene
Allele
   > Clicking on the allele name gives access to the IMGT/Collier-de-Perles.
AccNum
   > Clicking on the accession number gives access to the IMGT/LIGM-DB entries.
Domain number
Alignment of Domains

A la carte

You can display a list of IMGT Alignments of Domains that satisfy the query, with for each entry or chain, the fields of the 'Displayed fields' and 'Display options' menu selected in the visualization choice.

Allelic polymorphisms

When several alleles are shown, the amino acid changes are indicated in red letters. These polymorphic mutations are reported in Tables of alleles. Currently, the amino acid changes are indicated for V and C type domains. See below the highlighting of polymorphisms for Homo sapiens, IGHV Group.

Acknowledgments

The first gene identification of the human IG proteins were carried out during a stay in the Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire, IGH, CNRS, Montpellier, France, by Dr. Gunilla Norhagen and Dr. Per-Erik Engstrom (May 1998) from the Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden, Dr. Oksana Kravchuk (April-May 1999) from the Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia, and Dr. Olga Posukh (April-July 1999, July-October 2000) from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia.

References

Program version

4.10.0 (2019-05-06)
  • Improve HTML/CSS rendering
  • 'Table of polymorphisms' is merged in the main tool as an option (see 'Display options')
  • Improve alignment of J alleles regarding non-canonical J-MOTIF
4.9.2 (2018-08-14)
  • Corrects the alignment of sequences with additional positions at their beginning (mostly for V-LIKE)
4.9.1 (2016-09-26)
  • Add data release information page
  • Create A and F domain types
4.9.0 (2013-04-06)
  • Enhance J alignment
  • More internal changes
Created:
07/05/07
IMGT/DomainDisplay development:
IMGT/DomainDisplay was implemented by Quentin Kaas (2006) and has been developed since 2006 by François Ehrenmann, and since 2011 by Patrice Duroux
Contact: Marie-Paule Lefranc Marie-Paule.Lefranc@igh.cnrs.fr
Editors: Quentin Kaas (2001-2007), François Ehrenmann (2006-2011), Caroline Tournier (2011-2013), Typhaine Paysan-Lafosse (2013-2016), Anjana Kushwaha (2017) and Patrice Duroux