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Review
. 2019;1912:251-285.
doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8982-9_10.

Noncoding RNAs Databases: Current Status and Trends

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Noncoding RNAs Databases: Current Status and Trends

Vinicius Maracaja-Coutinho et al. Methods Mol Biol. .

Abstract

One of the most important resources for researchers of noncoding RNAs is the information available in public databases spread over the internet. However, the effective exploration of this data can represent a daunting task, given the large amount of databases available and the variety of stored data. This chapter describes a classification of databases based on information source, type of RNA, source organisms, data formats, and the mechanisms for information retrieval, detailing the relevance of each of these classifications and its usability by researchers. This classification is used to update a 2012 review, indexing now more than 229 public databases. This review will include an assessment of the new trends for ncRNA research based on the information that is being offered by the databases. Additionally, we will expand the previous analysis focusing on the usability and application of these databases in pathogen and disease research. Finally, this chapter will analyze how currently available database schemas can help the development of new and improved web resources.

Keywords: Bioinformatics; Biomedical; Biomedicine; Circulating RNAs; Databases; Disease; MicroRNA; Noncoding RNAs; Review; lncRNA.

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