miRBase: the microRNA database

miRBase offers published and annotation miRNA sequences (predicted hairpin portion of miRNA transcript and matured miRNAs) of various taxa such as insect (B. mori etc.) and plants (M. esculenta, R. communis etc.). This database was developed at Manchester University and has various useful features like search, browse, help, download and analysis tools (BLAST or SSEARCH). Currently it is available as miRBase v21 (June 2014) with updated miRNA sequence information.

For more details, please visit URL http://www.mirbase.org/

References:

  • Griffiths‐Jones, S. (2004). The microRNA registry. Nucleic acids research, 32(suppl 1), D109-D111.
  • Griffiths-Jones, S., Grocock, R. J., Van Dongen, S., Bateman, A., & Enright, A. J. (2006).miRBase: microRNA sequences, targets and gene nomenclature. Nucleic acids research, 34(suppl 1), D140-D144.
  • Griffiths-Jones, S., Saini, H. K., van Dongen, S., & Enright, A. J. (2008). miRBase: tools for microRNA genomics. Nucleic acids research, 36(suppl 1), D154-D158.
  • Kozomara, A., & Griffiths-Jones, S. (2010). miRBase: integrating microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data. Nucleic acids research, gkq1027.
  • Kozomara, A., & Griffiths-Jones, S. (2013). miRBase: annotating high confidence microRNAs using deep sequencing data. Nucleic acids research, gkt1181.