The IPD-IMGT/HLA Database provides an FTP site for the retrieval of sequences in a number of pre-formatted files. The sequence are provided as FASTA, PIR and MSF formats, as well as an archive of the sequence alignments and a flat file formatted copy of the database. Descriptions of each file type is available below.
The FTP directory is available at the following address:
Documentation can be found in the README.md file in the directory.
Previous releases are archived as a git repository and available at https://github.com/ANHIG/IMGTHLA. This repository contains a branch for each database release and a Latest branch which contains the most recent files as well as all compressed archives.
All files released under the pre-2010 nomenclature designations and previously available from the FTP directory can now be found in the archive sub-directory.
The files within the FTP directory are copyrighted by the IPD-IMGT/HLA Database, see licence.html and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License.