Data on haplotype-supported immunoglobulin germline gene inference

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Data that defines IGHV (immunoglobulin heavy chain variable) germline gene inference using sequences of IgM-encoding transcriptomes obtained by Illumina MiSeq sequencing technology are described. Such inference is used to establish personalized germline gene sets for in-depth antibody repertoire studies and to detect new antibody germline genes from widely available immunoglobulin-encoding transcriptome data sets. Specifically, the data has been used to validate (Parallel antibody germline gene and haplotype analyses support the validity of immunoglobulin germline gene inference and discovery (DOI: 10.1016/j.molimm.2017.03.012) (Kirik et al., 2017) [1]) the inference process. This was accomplished based on analysis of the inferred germline genes’ association to the donors’ different haplotypes as defined by their different, expressed IGHJ alleles and/or IGHD genes/alleles. The data is important for development of validated germline gene databases containing entries inferred from immunoglobulin-encoding transcriptome sequencing data sets, and for generation of valid, personalized antibody germline gene repertoires.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Medical Genetics


  • Antibody, Gene inference, Germline repertoire, Immunoglobulin germline gene, Transcriptome, Validation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-640
Number of pages21
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1
Publication categoryResearch