Resources for Small Regulatory RNAs

George W. Bell1, Fran Lewitter1

1 Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Unit Number:  Unit 19.8
DOI:  10.1002/0471142727.mb1908s107
Online Posting Date:  July, 2014
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Over the past twenty years, new classes of regulatory RNAs have been discovered, previously hidden in the transcriptome mostly due to their small size. These small regulatory RNAs include small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs (miRNAs), and Piwi‐interacting RNAs (piRNAs). Numerous databases have been developed to store information about these small regulatory RNAs, and many tools have been developed to work with the data. This overview introduces the reader to the many resources available for working with small regulatory RNAs. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 107:19.8.1‐19.8.14. © 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: miRNA; piRNA; siRNA; regulatory RNAs

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Exogenous Small RNAs: siRNAs and shRNAs
  • MicroRNA Genes
  • Piwi‐Interacting RNAs
  • General Resources that Include Small Regulatory RNAs
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Acknowledgements
  • Figures
  • Tables
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