IMGT/GENE-DB  is part of IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® http://www.imgt.org .
IMGT/GENE-DB, created by LIGM (Université Montpellier II, CNRS), is the first IMGT genome database, on the Web since January 2003. IMGT/GENE-DB allows a search per gene name and is based on the CLASSIFICATION concept of IMGT-ONTOLOGY. IMGT/GENE-DB includes links to IMGT/LIGM-DB, IMGT Repertoire and external databases. IMGT/GENE-DB contains information on all the human immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TR) genes.
All the human IG and TR genes are known and all the IMGT gene names [3-6] were approved by the HUGO Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) in 1999  and entered in the Genome DataBase NCBI genome and in Entrez Gene at NCBI (USA). Links to the HGNC Genew, Entrez Gene and GeneCards IG and TR entries are available from IMGT/GENE-DB entries and from the List of human IG and TR genes.
IMGT/GENE-DB reference sequences allow interoperability with HGNC (sequences, in FASTA format, of the alleles *01 of the human IG and TR genes sent to HGNC on the 13/02/2003).
The mouse IG and TR gene names with IMGT reference sequences were provided by IMGT to HGNC and to the Mouse Genome Database MGD in July 2002.
- IMGT/GENE-DB Query page
- IMGT/GENE-DB Documentation
- IMGT/GENE-DB reference sequences and gene orientation:
An IMGT/GENE-DB reference sequence for a given IG or TR gene is provided in the
5' > 3' DNA strand orientation corresponding to the 'sense', 'plus' or 'coding strand'
of that gene (DNA strand orientation).
The orientation (direct or opposite) of an IG or TR gene in a given IMGT locus is given in Locus Gene order (Genomic orientation)
IMGT Repertoire (IG and TR) > 1. Locus and genes > 3. Locus descriptions > Locus gene order
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- IMGT Posters on the Nomenclature and overview of the human IG and TR genes, presented at the HUGO's Human Genome Meeting (HGM 2001), 19-22 April 2001, Edinburg, UK and at the 11th international Congress of Immunology (ICI 2001), 22 July 2001, Stockholm, Sweden.
- IMGT Locus in Focus, a list of publications on the current status of the different IG and TR genes in IMGT.
- IMGT gene name nomenclature for IG and TR of human and other vertebrates (IMGT Scientific chart).
- NAR summary: Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P. IMGT/GENE-DB (2003), In: Database Listing.