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IMGT Nomenclature Committee (IMGT-NC)

Chairperson

Marie-Paule Lefranc (Marie-Paule.Lefranc@igh.cnrs.fr)
Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France; Professor Université Montpellier II
IMGT, LIGM IGH, UPR CNRS 1142, Montpellier, France

Objectives

The IMGT Nomenclature Committee (IMGT-NC) is responsible for the standardized classification and nomenclature of the immunoglobulins (IG) and T cell receptors (TR) of human and other vertebrate species. IMGT-NC Subcommittee for immunoglobulins and T cell receptors, and of the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF) and the major histocompatibility complex superfamily (MhcSF) (IMGT-NC Subcommittee for IgSF and MhcSF). in IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® http://www.imgt.org [1].

The IMGT-NC Subcommittee for immunoglobulins and T cell receptors is the 'WHO-IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee for immunoglobulins and T cell receptors'.

Rules for the nomenclature are described in the IMGT Scientific chart and are based on the concept of CLASSIFICATION of IMGT-ONTOLOGY [2].
WHO-IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee for immunoglobulins and T cell receptors report - Aug. 2007 [6,7] pdf

The IMGT Nomenclature Committee (IMGT-NC) is responsible of the coherence of the IG, TR and MHC gene and allele nomenclature, as well as that of the related proteins, with the concepts of IDENTIFICATION, DESCRIPTION and NUMEROTATION of IMGT-ONTOLOGY in IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® http://www.imgt.org [1].

IMGT-NC works in close collaboration with

References:
[1] Lefranc, M.-P., Nucleic Acids Res., 31, 307-310 (2003) Full text
[2] Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P., Bioinformatics, 15, 1047-1054 (1999) PMID:10745995, LIGM:221 pdf
[3] Wain, H.M. et al., Genomics, 79, 464-470 (2002) PMID: 11944974
[4] Lefranc, M.-P. and Lefranc, G., The Immunoglobulin FactsBook, Academic Press, 458 pages (2001) ISBN: 012441351X
[5] Lefranc, M.-P. and Lefranc, G., The T cell receptor FactsBook, Academic Press, 398 pages (2001) ISBN: 0124413528
[6] WHO-IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee for immunoglobulins and T cell receptors report - Aug. 2007, Dev. Comp. Immunol., 2007 Nov 6 (2007) PMID: 18036660.
[7] WHO-IUIS Nomenclature Subcommittee for immunoglobulins and T cell receptors report - Nov. 2007, Immunogenetics, 59, 899-902 (2007) PMID: 18046549.
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