UNIT 19.8 Resources for Small Regulatory RNAs

  1. George W. Bell,
  2. Fran Lewitter

Published Online: 1 JUL 2014

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1908s107

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Bell, G. W. and Lewitter, F. 2014. Resources for Small Regulatory RNAs. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 107:19.8:19.8.1–19.8.14.

Author Information

  1. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2014


Over the past twenty years, new classes of regulatory RNAs have been discovered, previously hidden in the transcriptome mostly due to their small size. These small regulatory RNAs include small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs (miRNAs), and Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs). Numerous databases have been developed to store information about these small regulatory RNAs, and many tools have been developed to work with the data. This overview introduces the reader to the many resources available for working with small regulatory RNAs. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 107:19.8.1-19.8.14. © 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • miRNA;
  • piRNA;
  • siRNA;
  • regulatory RNAs