miRNA help files

About the miRBase Sequence database and Registry

Information on various aspects of miRNAs and the miRBase Sequence database and Registry can be accessed using the links on the right. The field of miRNA biology is rapidly evolving -- if you think some of the information here is out-of-date, or if we can add other useful information to these pages please email us at mirbase@manchester.ac.uk.




miRBase is described in the following articles:

miRBase: integrating microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data.
Kozomara A, Griffiths-Jones S.
NAR 2011 39(Database Issue):D152-D157

miRBase: tools for microRNA genomics.
Griffiths-Jones S, Saini HK, van Dongen S, Enright AJ.
NAR 2008 36(Database Issue):D154-D158

miRBase: microRNA sequences, targets and gene nomenclature.
Griffiths-Jones S, Grocock RJ, van Dongen S, Bateman A, Enright AJ.
NAR, 2006, 34, Database Issue, D140-D144

The microRNA Registry.
Griffiths-Jones S.
NAR, 2004, 32, Database Issue, D109-D111

The following publication provides guidelines on miRNA annotation:

A uniform system for microRNA annotation.
Ambros V, Bartel B, Bartel DP, Burge CB, Carrington JC, Chen X, Dreyfuss G, Eddy SR, Griffiths-Jones S, Marshall M, Matzke M, Ruvkun G, Tuschl T.
RNA, 2003, 9(3), 277-279