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The IPD-MHC Database provides a centralised repository for sequences of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) from a number of different species. Through a number of international collaborations IPD is able to provide the MHC sequences of different species. The sequences provided by each group are curated by experts in the field and then submitted to the central database. To know more about the database and how data is curated, please read the about page.

IPD-MHC Groups

Full details of all the species included in IPD-MHC and their official designations are available in the taxonomy page. If you are working on MHC nomenclature and your species is not represented, please contact the Comparitive MHC Nomenclature Committee.

The Comparative Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Nomenclature Committee seeks to provide a guiding framework for allelic nomenclature across all non-human species

For a list of all the changes in the current version of the IPD-MHC Database, please visit the version report page. All data is available at the Download page in different formats.

This work is made possible by support from The Pirbright Institute, the BBSRC, and Anthony Nolan.

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Latest publications:

  • Maccari G, Robinson J, Ballingall K, Guethlein LA, Grimholt U, Kaufman J, Ho CS, De Groot NG, Flicek P, Bontrop RE, Hammond JA and Marsh SGE
    IPD-MHC 2.0: an improved inter-species database for the study of the major histocompatibility complex.
    Nucleic Acids Res. (2017), 45: D860-D864