RNAcentral: An international database of ncRNA sequences

Anton I. Petrov, Simon J.E. Kay, Richard Gibson, Eugene Kulesha, Dan Staines, Elspeth A. Bruford, Mathew W. Wright, Sarah Burge, Robert D. Finn, Paul J. Kersey, Guy Cochrane, Alex Bateman, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Jennifer Harrow, Patricia P. Chan, Todd M. Lowe, Christian W. Zwieb, Jacek Wower, Kelly P. Williams, Corey M. HudsonRobin Gutell, Michael B. Clark, Marcel Dinger, Xiu Cheng Quek, Janusz M. Bujnicki, Nam Hai Chua, Jun Liu, Huan Wang, Geir Skogerbø, Yi Zhao, Runsheng Chen, Weimin Zhu, James R. Cole, Benli Chai, Hsien Da Huang, His Yuan Huang, J. Michael Cherry, Artemis Hatzigeorgiou, Kim D. Pruitt

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The field of non-coding RNA biology has been hampered by the lack of availability of a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of accessioned RNA sequences. Here we present the first release of RNA-central, a database that collates and integrates information from an international consortium of established RNA sequence databases. The initial release contains over 8.1 million sequences, including representatives of all major functional classes. A web portal (http://rnacentral.org) provides free access to data, search functionality, cross-references, source code and an integrated genome browser for selected species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D123-D129
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberD1
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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