circBase: a database for circular RNAs

Petar Glažar, Panagiotis Papavasileiou, Nikolaus Rajewsky
2014 RNA: A publication of the RNA Society  
Recently, several laboratories have reported thousands of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in animals. Numerous circRNAs are highly stable and have specific spatiotemporal expression patterns. Even though a function for circRNAs is unknown, these features make circRNAs an interesting class of RNAs as possible biomarkers and for further research. We developed a database and website, "circBase," where merged and unified data sets of circRNAs and the evidence supporting their expression can be accessed,
more » ... wnloaded, and browsed within the genomic context. circBase also provides scripts to identify known and novel circRNAs in sequencing data. The database is freely accessible through the web server at
doi:10.1261/rna.043687.113 pmid:25234927 pmcid:PMC4201819 fatcat:lncyv4yhivapvd6qbja6plwqgm