January 15, 2013


Welcome to LNCipedia 2.0, the latest version of this long non-coding RNA database contains 32,183 human annotated lncRNAs. Read more about the update and the name change of some entries in this document.


Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) constitutes a large and diverse class of non-coding RNA genes. While several lncRNAs have been functionally annotated, the majority remains to be characterized. Different high-throughput methods to identify new lncRNAs (including RNA sequencing and annotation of chromatin-state maps) have been applied in various studies resulting in multiple unrelated lncRNA datasets.

Lncipedia.org is a novel integrated database of 32,183 human annotated lncRNA transcripts obtained from different sources. In addition to basic transcript information and structure, several statistics are calculated for each entry in the database, such as secondary structure information, protein coding potential and microRNA binding sites.

The database is publicly available and allows users to query and download lncRNA sequences and structures based on different search criteria. The database may serve as a source of information on individual lncRNAs or as a starting point for large-scale studies.


Please use the following citation when referring to LNCipedia:

LNCipedia: a database for annotated human lncRNA transcript sequences and structures
Pieter-Jan Volders; Kenny Helsens; Xiaowei Wang; Bjorn Menten; Lennart Martens; Kris Gevaert; Jo Vandesompele; Pieter Mestdagh
Nucleic Acids Research 2012; doi: 10.1093/nar/gks915

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