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Welcome to LncRNAWiki
105,256 human long non-coding RNAs inside
Contribute your efforts, further our knowledge.

LncRNAWiki is a wiki-based, publicly editable and open-content platform for community curation of human long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), viz., a community-curated lncRNA knowledgebase. Unlike conventional biological databases based on expert curation, lncRNAWiki harnesses collective intelligence to collect, edit and annotate information about lncRNAs, quantifies users' contributions in each annotated lncRNA and provides explicit authorship to encourage more participation from the whole scientific community.

  • BLAST lncRNAs: If a lncRNA is newly reported in a published paper but is not found in LncRNAWiki after BLAST, please consider to create a new page for this lncRNA to obtain its authorship in LncRNAWiki. See here for help.
  • Community curation: Community-curated efforts are quantified and rewarded by giving explicit authorship. Please share your expertise and perform curations to have the authorship for lncRNAs of your interest.
Data sources
We integrated lncRNA sequences and annotation information from three data sources: GENCODE (version 19; 23,898 human lncRNA transcripts), NONCODE (version 4.0; 95,135 human lncRNA transcripts), and LNCipedia (version 2.1; 32,181 human lncRNA transcripts). After the process of error and redundancy elimination, we at last obtained 105,255 non-redundant lncRNA transcripts. To examine how many lncRNAs have been functionally annotated, we blasted the 105,255 lncRNAs against lncRNA sequences in lncRNAdb (purple circle indicates lncRNAdb) (downloaded on 21 July, 2014; 223 lncRNAs in total) and found at most 103 lncRNAs have been functionally annotated to date, indicating a long-term process of human lncRNA annotation.

Taking into account that the genomic context of lncRNAs may offer insights into their function, the classification of lncRNAs based on genomic location is of great biological significance in in-depth mining and analysis (Ma etal. 2013, RNA Biology).
We classified lncRNAs into seven groups (Intergenic, Intronic (S),Intronic (AS),Overlapping (S),Overlapping (AS), Sense and Antisense) based on their genomic location in respect to protein-coding genes. Help

About Us
Our group works in the field of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB), currently with a particular focus on building biological knowledge wikis in aid of community curation of massive biological knowledge.
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