RAID: a comprehensive resource for human RNA-associated (RNA-RNA/RNA-protein) interaction

RNA. 2014 Jul;20(7):989-93. doi: 10.1261/rna.044776.114. Epub 2014 May 6.


Transcriptomic analyses have revealed an unexpected complexity in the eukaryote transcriptome, which includes not only protein-coding transcripts but also an expanding catalog of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs). Diverse coding and noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) perform functions through interaction with each other in various cellular processes. In this project, we have developed RAID (, an RNA-associated (RNA-RNA/RNA-protein) interaction database. RAID intends to provide the scientific community with all-in-one resources for efficient browsing and extraction of the RNA-associated interactions in human. This version of RAID contains more than 6100 RNA-associated interactions obtained by manually reviewing more than 2100 published papers, including 4493 RNA-RNA interactions and 1619 RNA-protein interactions. Each entry contains detailed information on an RNA-associated interaction, including RAID ID, RNA/protein symbol, RNA/protein categories, validated method, expressing tissue, literature references (Pubmed IDs), and detailed functional description. Users can query, browse, analyze, and manipulate RNA-associated (RNA-RNA/RNA-protein) interaction. RAID provides a comprehensive resource of human RNA-associated (RNA-RNA/RNA-protein) interaction network. Furthermore, this resource will help in uncovering the generic organizing principles of cellular function network.

Keywords: RNA–RNA; RNA–protein; database; interaction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Binding Sites / genetics
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Forecasting / methods
  • Gene Expression Profiling / methods
  • Gene Regulatory Networks
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods
  • Protein Binding
  • Proteins / metabolism*
  • RNA / metabolism*
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Proteins
  • RNA