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KTCNlncDB – a first platform to investigate lncRNAs expressed in human keratoconus and non-keratoconus corneas

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Keratoconus (KTCN, OMIM 148300) is a degenerative eye disorder characterized by progressive stromal thinning that leads to a conical shape of the cornea, resulting in optical aberrations and even loss of visual function. The biochemical background of the disease is poorly understood, which motivated researchers from the Medical University of Warsaw to perform RNA-Seq experiment, aimed at better characterizing the ...

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LincSNP 2.0 – an updated database for linking disease-associated SNPs to human long non-coding RNAs

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Researchers from Harbin Medical University describe LincSNP 2.0, an updated database that is used specifically to store and annotate disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in human long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and their transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). In LincSNP 2.0, the researchers have updated the database with more data and several new features, including: expanding disease-associated SNPs in human lncRNAs; ...

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Logic programming to infer complex RNA expression patterns from RNA-seq data

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To meet the increasing demand in the field, numerous long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) databases are available. Given many lncRNAs are specifically expressed in certain cell types and/or time-dependent manners, most lncRNA databases fall short of providing such profiles. Researchers at the University of Louisville have developed a strategy using logic programming to handle the complex organization of organs, their tissues ...

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FARNA – knowledgebase of inferred functions of non-coding RNA transcripts

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Non-coding RNA (ncRNA) genes play a major role in control of heterogeneous cellular behavior. Yet, their functions are largely uncharacterized. Current available databases lack in-depth information of ncRNA functions across spectrum of various cells/tissues. Here, researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology present FARNA, a knowledgebase of inferred functions of 10,289 human ncRNA transcripts (2,734 microRNA and ...

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Navigating the dynamic landscape of long noncoding RNA and protein-coding gene annotations in GENCODE

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Our understanding of the transcriptional potential of the genome and its functional consequences has undergone a significant change in the last decade. This has been largely contributed by the improvements in technology which could annotate and in many cases functionally characterize a number of novel gene loci in the human genome. Keeping pace with advancements in this dynamic environment and ...

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LncVar – a database of genetic variation associated with long noncoding genes

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are essential in many molecular pathways, and are frequently associated with disease, but the mechanisms of most lncRNAs have not yet been characterized. Genetic variations, including SNPs and structural variations, are widely distributed in the genome, including lncRNA gene regions. As the number of studies on lncRNAs grows rapidly, it is necessary to evaluate the effects ...

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Long non-coding RNA Databases in Cardiovascular Research

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With rising interest in the regulatory functions of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in complex human diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, there is an increasing need in public databases offering comprehensive and integrative data for all aspects of these versatile molecules. Recently, a variety of public data repositories specialized in lncRNAs have been developed, which make use of huge high-throughput data ...

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CANTATAdb – a Collection of Plant Long Non-coding RNAs

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) represent a class of potent regulators of gene expression that are found in a wide array of eukaryotes, however, our knowledge about these molecules in plants is still very limited. In particular, a number of model plant species still lack comprehensive datasets of lncRNAs and their annotations and very little is known about their biological roles. ...

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C-It-Loci – a knowledge database for tissue-enriched loci

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Increasing evidences suggest that most of the genome is transcribed into RNAs, but many of them are not translated into proteins. All those RNAs that do not become proteins are called ‘non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs)’, which outnumbers protein-coding genes. Interestingly, these ncRNAs are shown to be more tissue specifically expressed than protein-coding genes. Given that tissue-specific expressions of transcripts suggest their ...

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Co-LncRNA – investigating the lncRNA combinatorial effects in GO annotations and KEGG pathways based on human RNA-Seq data

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as key regulators of diverse biological processes and diseases. However, the combinatorial effects of these molecules in a specific biological function are poorly understood. Identifying co-expressed protein-coding genes of lncRNAs would provide ample insight into lncRNA functions. To facilitate such an effort, researchers at Harbin Medical University, China have developed Co-LncRNA, which is a ...

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