The RNA Modification Database, RNAMDB: 2011 update

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D195-201. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1028. Epub 2010 Nov 10.


Since its inception in 1994, The RNA Modification Database (RNAMDB, has served as a focal point for information pertaining to naturally occurring RNA modifications. In its current state, the database employs an easy-to-use, searchable interface for obtaining detailed data on the 109 currently known RNA modifications. Each entry provides the chemical structure, common name and symbol, elemental composition and mass, CA registry numbers and index name, phylogenetic source, type of RNA species in which it is found, and references to the first reported structure determination and synthesis. Though newly transferred in its entirety to The RNA Institute, the RNAMDB continues to grow with two notable additions, agmatidine and 8-methyladenosine, appended in the last year. The RNA Modification Database is staying up-to-date with significant improvements being prepared for inclusion within the next year and the following year. The expanded future role of The RNA Modification Database will be to serve as a primary information portal for researchers across the entire spectrum of RNA-related research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine / analogs & derivatives
  • Adenosine / chemistry
  • Cytidine / analogs & derivatives
  • Cytidine / chemistry
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • RNA / chemistry*
  • RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional*


  • agmatidine
  • 8-methyladenosine
  • Cytidine
  • RNA
  • Adenosine