Welcome to the Rhesus macaque Immunoglobulin gene database. We have compiled available information on the immunoglobulin genes and have listed them as follows:
Heavy chain IGHV genes, subgroups 1 to 7
Heavy chain IGHD genes, subgroups 1 to 6
Heavy chain IGHJ genes, subgroups 1 to 6
Heavy chain constant region, IGHC, genes. Alleles for IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD
Light chain IGKV genes, subgroups 1 to 3
Light chain IGLV genes, subgroups 1 to 5
Sequencing of the IGH and IGL loci is not yet complete so we canít guarantee whether these are exhaustive lists. Neither can we be sure that a gene with an open reading frame would be productive, since we canít identify the orphons.
This information has been compiled from our own data and a variety of other sources, references are included on each page where appropriate and within an overall reference list. Some sequences were identified from unpublished data from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, Rhesus Monkey Genome project. We are grateful to them for them making their draft sequence accessible. We are also grateful for the support of the UK Medical Research Council
If we have omitted any information, or made any errors in the information compiled on this site, please contact us.
J.M. Bible, E. Dijsselbloem, D.K. Dunn-Walters, K.L. Gibson, L. Heslop, W.A. Howard, S. Openshaw, H. Robbins,