ImmuneDB is a system for storing and analyzing high-throughput immune receptor sequencing data. Unlike most existing tools, which utilize flat-files, ImmuneDB stores data in a well-structured MySQL database, enabling efficient data queries. It can take raw sequencing data as input and annotate receptor gene usage, infer clonotypes, aggregate results, and run common downstream analyses such as calculating selection pressure and constructing clonal lineages. Alternatively, pre-annotated data can be imported and analyzed data can be exported in a variety of common Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) file formats. To validate ImmuneDB, we compare its results to those of another pipeline, MiXCR. We show that the biological conclusions drawn would be similar with either tool, while ImmuneDB provides the additional benefits of integrating other common tools and storing data in a database. ImmuneDB is freely available on GitHub at https://github.com/arosenfeld/immunedb, on PyPi at https://pypi.org/project/ImmuneDB, and a Docker container is provided at https://hub.docker.com/r/arosenfeld/immunedb. Full documentation is available at http://immunedb.com.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was sponsored by NIH P01 AI106697, P30 AI0450080, NIH UC4 DK112217, and P30 CA016520.
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- Antibody repertoire analysis
- B-cell receptor
- Next-generation sequencing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy