Welcome to the Long Non-Coding RNA Database
lncRNAdb is a database providing comprehensive annotations of eukaryotic long non-coding
Searching the database
You can search our database by entering search terms in the search area (above)
and clicking the "Search" button. You can search by lncRNA name (including known
aliases), annotation, sequence, species or function tags. You do not need to
enter a name for the lncRNA to perform a search, it is simply one search option.
Perusing the database
To peruse the entire database click "Search" while leaving all search boxes
empty. This will will return the entire contents of the database up to the
record limit specified at the bottom of the search results page. The easiest way
to peruse large lists (such as the whole database content) is to export them
using the "Export Annot." button located in the footer of the search results.
You can also peruse subsets of the database by leaving the lncRNA field empty,
and refining the search by incorporating terms in other fields, such as species,
functional category or other descriptor in Description field.
About the database
Annotated lncRNAs include those shown to have, or to be associated with,
biological functions in eukaryotes, as well as messenger RNAs that have
regulatory roles and lncRNAs of unknown function. Each entry contains referenced
information about the RNA, including sequences, structural information, genomic
context, expression, subcellular localization, conservation, functional evidence
and other relevant information. Most (~75%) of the catalogued lncRNAs are from
mammals, for which more transcriptomic data is available and which have been
more intensively studied, but lncRNAs from vertebrates to single-celled
eukaryotes have been included. In addition, lncRNAdb has links to the UCSC
Genome Browser for visualization and NRED (ncRNA Expression Database) for
expression information from a variety of sources. Citation information and more
comprehensive assistance is available from the help section, which can be
accessed through the menu at the top of the page. lncRNAdb has been developed
and maintained by the Mattick lab. If you have additional information or
corrections for a lncRNA or want to add a lncRNA to the database, please use the
Submit page. We welcome such feedback and input.
Amaral PP, Clark MB, Gascoigne DK, Dinger ME, Mattick JS (2011). lncRNAdb: a reference database for long noncoding RNAs. Nucleic Acids Res 39: D146-151.