The ABCD database: a repository for chemically defined antibodies

Wanessa C. Lima*, Elisabeth Gasteiger, Paolo Marcatili, Paula Duek, Amos Bairoch, Pierre Cosson

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The ABCD (for AntiBodies Chemically Defined) database is a repository of sequenced antibodies, integrating curated information about the antibody and its antigen with cross-links to standardized databases of chemical and protein entities. It is freely available to the academic community, accessible through the ExPASy server ( The ABCD database aims at helping to improve reproducibility in academic research by providing a unique, unambiguous identifier associated to each antibody sequence. It also allows to determine rapidly if a sequenced antibody is available for a given antigen.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberD1
Pages (from-to)D261–D264
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Lima, W. C., Gasteiger, E., Marcatili, P., Duek, P., Bairoch, A., & Cosson, P. (2020). The ABCD database: a repository for chemically defined antibodies. Nucleic acids research, 48(D1), D261–D264.