IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®

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CITING IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®

Lefranc M-P, Giudicelli V, Duroux P, Jabado-Michaloud J, Folch G, Aouinti S, Carillon E, Duvergey H, Houles A, Paysan-Lafosse T, Hadi-Saljoqi S, Sasorith S, Lefranc G, Kossida S.
IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® 25 years on.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43(Database issue):D413-22. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1056. Epub 2014 Nov 5 Free article. PMID: 25378316 LIGM:441

Lefranc, M.-P.,
Immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor genes (TR): IMGT® and the birth and rise of immunoinformatics. Front Immunol. 2014 Feb 05;5:22. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2014.00022. Open access. PMID: 24600447 LIGM:429

CITING IMGT DATABASES AND TOOLS (general)

Lefranc, M.-P.,
IMGT, the International ImMunoGeneTics Information System
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.top115. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top115. PMID: 21632786 LIGM:382
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Lefranc, M.-P., Giudicelli, V., Ginestoux, C., Jabado-Michaloud, J., Folch, G., Bellahcene, F., Wu, Y., Gemrot, E., Brochet, X., Lane, J., Regnier, L., Ehrenmann, F., Lefranc, G. and Duroux, P.
IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®
Nucl. Acids Res, 37, D1006-D1012 (2009); doi:10.1093/nar/gkn838. PMID: 18978023 pdf LIGM:349

Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® for immunoinformatics. Methods for querying IMGT® databases, tools and Web resources in the context of immunoinformatics
Mol. Biotechnol., 40, 101-111 (2008). Epub 2008 May 8. PMID: 18463990

Lefranc, M.-P., Giudicelli, V., Ginestoux, C., Bosc, N., Folch, G., Guiraudou, D., Jabado-Michaloud, J., Magris, S., Scaviner, D., Thouvenin, V., Combres, K., Girod, D., Jeanjean, S., Protat, C., Yousfi Monod, M., Duprat, E., Kaas, Q., Pommié, C., Chaume, D. and Lefranc, G.
IMGT-ONTOLOGY for Immunogenetics and Immunoinformatics
Epub In Silico Biol. 4, 0004. http://www.bioinfo.de/isb/2003/04/0004, November 2003. In Silico Biology, 2004, 4, 17-29. PMID: 15089751

Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT-ONTOLOGY and IMGT databases, tools and web resources for immunogenetics and immunoinformatics
Molecul. Immunol.,40, 647-659 (2004). PMID: 14644091

Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT® databases, web resources and tools for immunoglobulin and T cell receptor sequence analysis, http://www.imgt.org
Leukemia, 17, 260-266 (2003). PMID: 12529691

CITING IMGT OVERVIEWS

Citing IMGT overview on immunoglobulin (IG) genes

Lefranc, M.-P. and Lefranc, G.
The Immunoglobulin FactsBook
Academic Press, London, UK (458 pages) (2001).

Citing IMGT overview on T cell receptor (TR) genes

Lefranc, M.-P. and Lefranc, G.
The T cell receptor FactsBook
Academic Press, London, UK (398 pages) (2001).

Citing IMGT overviews on IG and TR genes per locus

See IMGT Locus in Focus (21 publications available in pdf)

CITING IMGT-ONTOLOGY

Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT-ONTOLOGY 2012
Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Online access. Front. Genet. 2012; 3:79. Epub 2012 May 23. PMID: 22654892

Duroux, P., Kaas, Q., Brochet, X., Lane, J., Ginestoux, C., Lefranc, M.-P. and Giudicelli, V
IMGT-Kaleidoscope, the Formal IMGT-ONTOLOGY paradigm
Biochimie, 90, 570-583 (2008). Epub 2007 Sep11. PMID: 17949886

Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT-ONTOLOGY and IMGT databases, tools and web resources for immunogenetics and immunoinformatics
Mol. Immunol., 40, 647-660 (2004). PMID: 14644091 pdf

Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P.
Ontology for Immunogenetics: IMGT-ONTOLOGY
Bioinformatics, 15, 1047-1054 (1999). PMID: 10745995

Lefranc, M.-P.
From IMGT-ONTOLOGY CLASSIFICATION Axiom to IMGT Standardized Gene and Allele Nomenclature: For Immunoglobulins (IG) and T Cell Receptors (TR)
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.ip84. doi: 10.1101/pdb.ip84. PMID: 21632790
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Lefranc, M.-P.
From IMGT-ONTOLOGY DESCRIPTION Axiom to IMGT Standardized Labels: For Immunoglobulin (IG) and T Cell Receptor (TR) Sequences and Structures
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.ip83. doi: 10.1101/pdb.ip83. PMID: 21632791
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Lefranc, M.-P.
From IMGT-ONTOLOGY IDENTIFICATION Axiom to IMGT Standardized Keywords: For Immunoglobulins (IG), T Cell Receptors (TR), and Conventional Genes
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.ip82. doi: 10.1101/pdb.ip82. PMID: 21632792
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CITING IMGT Scientific chart

Citing the IMGT unique numbering (princeps papers)

Lefranc, M.-P.
Unique database numbering system for immunogenetic analysis
Immunology Today, 18, 509 (1997). PMID: 9386342

Lefranc, M.-P.
The IMGT unique numbering for Immunoglobulins, T cell receptors and Ig-like domains
The Immunologist, 7, 132-136 (1999).

Lefranc, M.-P. IMGT Unique Numbering for the Variable (V), Constant (C), and Groove (G) Domains of IG, TR, MH, IgSF, and MhSF
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.ip85. doi: 10.1101/pdb.ip85. PMID: 21632789
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Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT Collier de Perles for the Variable (V), Constant (C), and Groove (G) Domains of IG, TR, MH, IgSF, and MhSF
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.ip86. doi: 10.1101/pdb.ip86. PMID: 21632788
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Citing the IMGT unique numbering for V-DOMAIN and V-LIKE-DOMAIN

Lefranc, M.-P., Pommié, C., Ruiz, M., Giudicelli, V., Foulquier, E., Truong, L., Thouvenin-Contet, V. and Lefranc, G.
IMGT unique numbering for immunoglobulin and T cell receptor variable domains and Ig superfamily V-like domains
Dev. Comp. Immunol., 27, 55-77 (2003). PMID: 12477501 pdf

Citing the IMGT unique numbering for C-DOMAIN and C-LIKE-DOMAIN

Lefranc M.-P., Pommié C., Kaas Q., Duprat E., Bosc N., Guiraudou D., Jean C., Ruiz M., Da Piedade I., Rouard M., Foulquier E., Thouvenin V. and Lefranc G.
IMGT unique numbering for immunoglobulin and T cell receptor constant domains and Ig superfamily C-like domains
Dev. Comp. Immunol., 29, 185-203 (2005). PMID: 15572068 pdf

Citing the IMGT unique numbering for G-DOMAIN and G-LIKE-DOMAIN

Lefranc M.-P., Duprat E., Kaas Q., Tranne M., Thiriot A. and Lefranc G.
IMGT unique numbering for MHC groove G-DOMAIN and MHC superfamily (MhcSF) G-LIKE-DOMAIN
Dev. Comp. Immunol., 29, 917-938 (2005). PMID: 15936075 pdf

Citing IMGT reference profiles for amino acid properties

Pommié, C., Levadoux, S., Sabatier, R., Lefranc, G. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT standardized criteria for statistical analysis of immunoglobulin V-REGION amino acid properties
Journal of Molecular Recognition., 17, 17-32 (2004). PMID: 14872534

Citing standardization of T cell receptor/peptide/MHC contact sites

Kaas, Q., Duprat, E., Tourneur, G. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT standardization for molecular characterization of the T cell receptor/peptide/MHC complexes
In: Immunoinformatics (Schoenbach C., Ranganathan S. and Brusic V. eds.), Immunomics Reviews, Series of Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Springer, New York, USA chap. 2, pp.19-49 (2008).

Kaas Q. and Lefranc M.-P.
T cell receptor/peptide/MHC molecular characterization and standardized pMHC contact sites in IMGT/3Dstructure-DB
Epub In Silico Biology, 2005, 5, 0046, 20 October 2005.

Citing WHO/IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee reports

Lefranc, M.-P.
WHO-IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee for Immunoglobulins and T cell receptors report Immunoglobulins and T cell receptors report August 2007, 13th International Congress of Immunology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dev. Comp. Immunol., 32, 461-463 (2008). Epub 2007 Nov6, doi:10.1016/j.dci.2007.09.008. PMID: 18036660 pdf with permission from Elsevier

Lefranc, M.-P.
WHO-IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee for Immunoglobulins and T cell receptors report
Immunogenetics, 59, 899-902 (2007), Epub 2007 Nov29. PMID: 18046549

CITING IMGT DATABASES

Citing IMGT/LIGM-DB

Giudicelli, V., Duroux, P., Ginestoux, C., Folch, G., Jabado-Michaloud, J., Chaume, D. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/LIGM-DB, the IMGT® comprehensive database of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor nucleotide sequences
Nucl. Acids Res., 34, D781-D784 (2006). PMID: 16381979 pdf

Citing IMGT/GENE-DB

Giudicelli V., Chaume D. and Lefranc M.-P.
IMGT/GENE-DB: a comprehensive database for human and mouse immunoglobulin and T cell receptor genes
Nucl. Acids Res., 33, D256-D261 (2005). PMID: 15608191 pdf

Citing IMGT/3Dstructure-DB

Kaas, Q., Ruiz, M. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/3Dstructure-DB and IMGT/StructuralQuery, a database and a tool for immunoglobulin, T cell receptor and MHC structural data
Nucl. Acids Res., 32, D208-D210 (2004). PMID: 14681396

Ehrenmann, F., Kaas, Q. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/3Dstructure-DB and IMGT/DomainGapAlign: a database and a tool for immunoglobulins or antibodies, T cell receptors, MHC, IgSF and MhcSF.
Nucl. Acids Res., 38, D301-307 (2010). Epub 2009 Nov 9; doi:10.1093/nar/gkp946 PMID: 19900967 pdf LIGM:361

Ehrenmann, F., Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/3Dstructure-DB: Querying the IMGT Database for 3D Structures in Immunology and Immunoinformatics (IG or Antibodies, TR, MH, RPI, and FPIA)
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.prot5637. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5637. PMID: 21632774
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CITING IMGT TOOLS

Citing IMGT/V-QUEST

Brochet, X., Lefranc, M.-P. and Giudicelli, V.
IMGT/V-QUEST: the highly customized and integrated system for IG and TR standardized V-J and V-D-J sequence analysis
Nucl. Acids Res, 36, W503-508 (2008). PMID: 18503082

Giudicelli, V., Brochet, X., Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/V-QUEST: IMGT Standardized Analysis of the Immunoglobulin (IG) and T Cell Receptor (TR) Nucleotide Sequences
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.prot5633. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5633. PMID: 21632778
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Citing IMGT/HighV-QUEST

Alamyar, E., Giudicelli, V., Shuo, L., Duroux, P. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/HighV-QUEST: the IMGT® web portal for immunoglobulin (IG) or antibody and T cell receptor (TR) analysis from NGS high throughput and deep sequencing
Immunome Res. 2012, April 20;8:1:2. PMID: 22647994 pdf LIGM:400

Alamyar, E., Duroux, P., Lefranc, M.-P. and Giudicelli, V.
IMGT tools for the nucleotide analysis of immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TR) V-(D)-J repertoires, polymorphisms, and IG mutations: IMGT/V-QUEST and IMGT HighV-QUEST for NGS
In: B. Tait and F. Christiansen (Eds.), Immunogenetics , chap 32, Humana Press, Springer, New York, USA. Methods Mol. Biol. 2012; 882:569-604. PMID: 22665256 LIGM:404

Citing IMGT/JunctionAnalysis

Yousfi Monod M., Giudicelli V., Chaume D. and Lefranc M.-P.
IMGT/JunctionAnalysis : the first tool for the analysis of the immunoglobulin and T cell receptor complex V-J and V-D-J JUNCTIONs
Bioinformatics, 20, I379-I385 (2004). PMID: 15262823

Giudicelli, V., Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/JunctionAnalysis: IMGT Standardized Analysis of the V-J and V-D-J Junctions of the Rearranged Immunoglobulins (IG) and T Cell Receptors (TR)
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.prot5634. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5634. PMID: 21632777
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Citing IMGT/PhyloGene

Elemento, O. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/PhyloGene: an online software package for phylogenetic analysis of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor genes
Dev. Comp. Immunol., 27, 763-779 (2003). PMID: 12818634

Citing IMGT/GeneInfo

Baum, T.P., Hierle, V., Pascal, N., Bellahcene, F., Chaume, D., Lefranc, M.-P., Jouvin-Marche, E., Marche, P.N. and Demongeot, J.
IMGT/GeneInfo: T cell receptor gamma TRG and delta TRD genes in database give access to all TR potential V(D)J recombinations
BMC Bioinformatics, 7, 224 (2006). PMID: 16640788 pdf

Citing IMGT/StructuralQuery

Kaas, Q., Ruiz, M. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/3Dstructure-DB and IMGT/StructuralQuery, a database and a tool for immunoglobulin, T cell receptor and MHC structural data
Nucl. Acids Res., 32, D208-D210 (2004). PMID: 14681396

Citing IMGT/Colliers-de-Perles

Ehrenmann, F., Giudicelli., V, Duroux, P., Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/Collier de Perles: IMGT Standardized Representation of Domains (IG, TR, and IgSF Variable and Constant Domains, MH and MhSF Groove Domains)
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.prot5635. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5635. PMID: 21632776
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Citing IMGT/DomainGapAlign

Ehrenmann, F., Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT/DomainGapAlign: IMGT Standardized Analysis of Amino Acid Sequences of Variable, Constant, and Groove Domains (IG, TR, MH, IgSF, MhSF)
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jun 1;2011(6). pii: pdb.prot5636. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5636. PMID: 21632775
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CITING IMGT Repertoire

Citing IMGT Repertoire

Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics database
Nucl. Acids Res., 29, 207-209 (2001). PMID: 11125093

Citing IMGT Protein displays

Scaviner, D., Barbié, V., Ruiz, M. and Lefranc, M.-P.
Protein displays of the human immunoglobulin heavy, kappa and lambda variable and joining regions
Exp. Clin. Immunogenet., 16, 234-240 (1999). PMID: 10575277

Citing IMGT Colliers de Perles

Kaas, Q. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT Colliers de Perles: standardized sequence-structure representations of the IgSF and MhcSF superfamily domains
Current Bioinformatics, 2, 21-30 (2007). pdf

Ruiz, M. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT gene identification and Colliers de Perles of human immunoglobulins with known 3D structures
Immunogenetics, 53, 857-883 (2002). PMID : 11862387

Citing IMGT Repertoire Web individual pages

Author name(s) followed by editor name(s) if present. Title of the IMGT Repertoire page, IMGT Repertoire. IMGT®, the international ImMunoGenetics information system® http://www.imgt.org. Created: DD/MM/YYYY. Version (corresponds to Last updated): DD/MM/YYYY.

Examples:

Martinez-Jean C. and Bosc N.
Gene tables: Human IGHC, IMGT Repertoire. IMGT®, the international ImMunoGenetics information system® http://www.imgt.org.
Created: 08/01/1999. Version: 19/06/2003.

Lefranc G., Lefranc M.-P and Jeanjean S.
Allotypes: Human IGKC, IMGT Repertoire. IMGT®, the international ImMunoGenetics information system® http://www.imgt.org.
Created: 13/05/2003. Version: 22/07/2004.

When citing IMGT Repertoire Web Resources, the Nuclear Acids Research reference in (1) should also be quoted.

CITING IMGT-ML

Chaume, D., Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P.
IMGT-ML a XML language for IMGT-ONTOLOGY and IMGT/LIGM-DB data
In : CORBA and XML : Towards a Bioinformatics Integrated Network Environment, Proceedings of NETTAB 2001, Network Tools and Applications in Biology, pp 71-75 (2001).

Chaume D., Giudicelli V., Combres K., Ginestoux C. and Lefranc M.-P.
IMGT-Choreography: processing of complex immunogenetics knowledge
CMSB 2004 Computational Methods in Systems Biology (PARIS, France, 26-28 May, 2004). Lecture Notes in BioInformatics LNBI, Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg, pp 73-84 (2005). ISBN:3-540-25375-0

CITING IMGT-Choreography

Lefranc, M.-P., Clément, O., Kaas, Q., Duprat, E., Chastellan, P., Coelho, I., Combres, K., Ginestoux, C., Giudicelli, V., Chaume, D. and Lefranc, G.
IMGT-Choreography for Immunogenetics and Immunoinformatics
In Silico Biology, 2005, 5, 45-60, Epub 2005, 5, 0006, 24 Dec 2004 http://www.bioinfo.de/isb/2004/05/0006/, PMID: 15972004 pdf