Immunome database for marsupials and monotremes

Wong, Emily S. W., Papenfuss, Anthony T. and Belov, Katherine (2011) Immunome database for marsupials and monotremes. BMC Immunology, 12 48-1-48-6. doi:10.1186/1471-2172-12-48


Author Wong, Emily S. W.
Papenfuss, Anthony T.
Belov, Katherine
Title Immunome database for marsupials and monotremes
Language of Title eng
Journal name BMC Immunology   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 1471-2172
Publication date 2011-08-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1471-2172-12-48
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Start page 48-1
End page 48-6
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, England, UK
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: To understand the evolutionary origins of our own immune system, we need to characterise the immune system of our distant relatives, the marsupials and monotremes. The recent sequencing of the genomes of two marsupials (opossum and tammar wallaby) and a monotreme (platypus) provides an opportunity to characterise the immune gene repertoires of these model organisms. This was required as many genes involved in immunity evolve rapidly and fail to be detected by automated gene annotation pipelines.Description: We have developed a database of immune genes from the tammar wallaby, red-necked wallaby, northern brown bandicoot, brush-tail possum, opossum, echidna and platypus. The resource contains 2,235 newly identified sequences and 3,197 sequences which had been described previously. This comprehensive dataset was built from a variety of sources, including EST projects and expert-curated gene predictions generated through a variety of methods including chained-BLAST and sensitive HMMER searches. To facilitate systems-based research we have grouped sequences based on broad Gene Ontology categories as well as by specific functional immune groups. Sequences can be extracted by keyword, gene name, protein domain and organism name. Users can also search the database using BLAST.Conclusion: The Immunome Database for Marsupials and Monotremes (IDMM) is a comprehensive database of all known marsupial and monotreme immune genes. It provides a single point of reference for genomic and transcriptomic datasets. Data from other marsupial and monotreme species will be added to the database as it become available. This resource will be utilized by marsupial and monotreme immunologists as well as researchers interested in the evolution of mammalian immunity.
Keyword Amino acid sequence
Computer prediction
Genetic database
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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