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 Skogerbo, 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 RNAcentral, 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
Pages (from-to) D123-D129
Number of pages7
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue numberD1
StatePublished - 28 Jan 2015



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