MiRBase

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miRBase
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Content
Description microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data.
Contact
Research center University of Manchester
Laboratory Faculty of Life Sciences
Authors Ana Kozomara
Primary citation Kozomara & al. (2011)[1]
Release date 2010
Access
Website http://www.mirbase.org/

In bioinformatics, miRBase is a biological database that acts as an archive of microRNA sequences and annotations.[1][2][3][4] As of September 2010 it contained information about 15,172 microRNAs.[1] The miRBase registry provides a centralised system for assigning new names to microRNA genes.[5]

miRBase grew from the microRNA registry resource set up by Sam Griffiths-Jones in 2003.[6]

According to Kozomara and Griffiths-Jones miRBase has five aims:[1]

  1. To provide a consistent naming system for microRNAs
  2. To provide a central place collecting all known microRNA sequences
  3. To provide human and computer readable information for each microRNA
  4. To provide primary evidence for each microRNA
  5. To aggregate and link to microRNA target information

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kozomara, A.; Griffiths-Jones, S. (2010). "MiRBase: integrating microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data". Nucleic Acids Research. 39 (Database issue): D152–7. doi:10.1093/nar/gkq1027. PMC 3013655free to read. PMID 21037258. 
  2. ^ Griffiths-Jones, Sam (2010). "MiRBase: microRNA Sequences and Annotation": Unit 12.9.1–10. doi:10.1002/0471250953.bi1209s29. 
  3. ^ Griffiths-Jones, S.; Saini, H. K.; Van Dongen, S.; Enright, A. J. (2007). "MiRBase: tools for microRNA genomics". Nucleic Acids Research. 36 (Database issue): D154–8. doi:10.1093/nar/gkm952. PMC 2238936free to read. PMID 17991681. 
  4. ^ Griffiths-Jones, Sam (2006). "MiRBase: the MicroRNA Sequence Database". 342: 129–38. doi:10.1385/1-59745-123-1:129. 
  5. ^ Griffiths-Jones, S.; Grocock, RJ; Van Dongen, S; Bateman, A; Enright, AJ (2006). "MiRBase: microRNA sequences, targets and gene nomenclature". Nucleic Acids Research. 34 (Database issue): D140–4. doi:10.1093/nar/gkj112. PMC 1347474free to read. PMID 16381832. 
  6. ^ Griffiths-Jones S (January 2004). "The microRNA Registry". Nucleic Acids Res. 32 (Database issue): D109–11. doi:10.1093/nar/gkh023. PMC 308757free to read. PMID 14681370. 

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