updateAlleleNames - Update IGHV allele names

Description

updateAlleleNames takes a set of IGHV allele calls and replaces any outdated names (e.g. IGHV1-f) with the new IMGT names.

Usage

updateAlleleNames(allele_calls)

Arguments

allele_calls
a vector of strings respresenting IGHV allele names

Value

vector of strings respresenting updated IGHV allele names

Details

The updated allele names are based on IMGT release 201408-4.

Note

IGMT has removed IGHV2-510 and IGHV2-507 as it has determined they are actually alleles 02 and 04, respectively.

References

Xochelli et al. (2014) Immunoglobulin heavy variable (IGHV) genes and alleles: new entities, new names and implications for research and prognostication in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Immunogenetics. 67(1):61-6

Examples

# Create a vector that uses old gene/allele names.
alleles = c("IGHV1-c*01", "IGHV1-f*02", "IGHV2-5*07")

# Update the alleles to the new names
updateAlleleNames(alleles)
[1] "IGHV1-38-4*01" "IGHV1-69-2*02" "IGHV2-5*04"   

See also

Like updateAlleleNames, sortAlleles can help format a list of allele names.