UNIT 19.8 Resources for Small Regulatory RNAs

  1. George W. Bell,
  2. Fran Lewitter

Published Online: 1 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1908s87

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Bell, G. W. and Lewitter, F. 2009. Resources for Small Regulatory RNAs. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 87:19.8:19.8.1–19.8.13.

Author Information

  1. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: JUL 2009

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In the past fifteen 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. 87:19.8.1-19.8.13. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


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