IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database

Nucleic Acids Res. 2001 Jan 1;29(1):207-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/29.1.207.


IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database, freely available at, was created in 1989 at the Université Montpellier II, CNRS, Montpellier, France, and is a high quality integrated information system specialising in immunoglobulins, T cell receptors and major histocompatibility complex molecules of human and other vertebrates. IMGT provides researchers and clinicians with a common access to all nucleotide, protein, genetic and structural immunogenetics data. This information is of high value for medical and veterinary research, biotechnology related to antibody and T cell receptor engineering, genome diversity and evolution studies of the immune response.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins / genetics*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet
  • Major Histocompatibility Complex / genetics*
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell / genetics*


  • Immunoglobulins
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell