What’s the Answer? (RNA regulation database)

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This week’s highlighted question is about resources for regulation of transcription by RNAs. I’ve become more interested in this since finding some interesting stuff in the ENCODE data on lncRNAs. The answers offer some guidance on potentially helpful resources.

Question: RNA regulation of gene transcription database

Hello All,

I would like to know whether somebody knows about a database gathering information about gene transcriptional regulation through RNAs. For instance, some long non-coding RNAs regulate the transcription of genes (activation or silencing), the same can occur using small non-coding RNAs like microRNAs. I am not aware of such a parsable resource and would be very thankful to get some pointers.

Best.

Anthony

Have a look at the answers.