Cattle Sequences - Release 1.3.0 18/11/2011
to the IPD-MHC BoLA Website. This is intended to be the definitive
source of information on the bovine major histocompatibility complex
- its genes, proteins and polymorphism. The BoLA nomenclature committee
is a standing committee of the International
Society for Animal Genetics. Its purpose is to collate data
on the Bovine Leucocyte Antigens (BoLA) and provide a forum for
the analysis and nomenclature of polymorphisms in the genes and
proteins of the bovine MHC. Although this committee has not formally met for several years, those members who are still active in the field of bovine MHC continue to oversee nomenclature.
The information gathered here is based in part on the
BoLA workshop reports, produced when the committee was active, which are published in Animal
Genetics and the European
Journal of Immunogenetics. The workshop report data are reproduced
with the permission of the publishers Blackwell
Science, and other text on the site is used with the permission
of CRC Press. The committee
acknowledges their cooperation in making this site possible.
We have listed all the currently known and validated alleles,
as nucleotide sequence alignments, for BoLA class I and class II
loci in the following tables. The most recent nomenclature is used where possible,
and tables of previous equivalents are given. Accession numbers
and references for published sequences are listed.
The first volume of Nucleic Acids Research
in 2010 is dedicated to factual databases in the field of molecular
biology and contains the following paper on IPD.
For more information on the BoLA nomenclature
please contact Dr. JA Hammond firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Shirley Ellis email@example.com. For information regarding the website and technical issues please
contact IPD Support.