Welcome to the NHP database, a specialist database for the Major Histocompatibility Complex genes of Non-Human Primates. The database includes Apes and both Old World and New World monkeys. It presently covers over 51 different primate species and is subject to quality control. Incorporated in the database are currently known and annotated (full-length, or minimal exons 2 and 3) MHC class I sequences, and (full-length, or minimal exon 2) MHC class II sequences.
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Dr. Natasja de Groot - groot [at] bprc.nl
Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Department of Comparitive Genetics and Refinement, Netherlands
Please cite the IPD-MHC NHP database whenever you publish your sequences. When citing the database you can use the following articles.
- 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
- Robinson J, Waller MJ, Stoehr P, Marsh SGE IPD-the Immuno Polymorphism Database Nucleic Acids Research (2013) 41:D1222-7
- de Groot NG, Otting N, Robinson J, Blancher A, Lafont BAP, Marsh SGE, O'Connor DH, Shiina T, Walter L, Watkins DI, Bontrop RE Nomenclature report on the major histocompatibility complex genes and alleles of Great Ape, Old and New World monkey species Immunogenetics (2012), 64 (8): 615-631
- de Groot NG, Otting N, Maccari G, Robinson J, Hammond JA, Blancher A, Lafont BAP, Guethlein LA, Wroblewski EE, Marsh SGE, Shiina T, Walter L, Vigilant L, Parham P, O’Connor DH, Bontrop RE Nomenclature report 2019: major histocompatibility complex genes and alleles of Great and Small Ape and Old and New World monkey species. Immunogenetics 2020, 72(1-2): 37-47