www.rnaworkbench.com: A new program for analyzing RNA interference
Vareková, Radka Svobodová × Bradác, Ivan Plchút, Martin Skrdla, Michal Wacenovsky, Michael Mahr, Helmuth Mayer, Georg Tanner, Herbert Brugger, Hermann Withalm, Josef Lederer, Peter Huber, Heinrich Gierlinger, Gerhard Graf, Ronald Tafer, Hakim Hofacker, Ivo Schuster, Peter Polcík, Martin #
Elsevier Science Publishers
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine vol:90 issue:1 pages:89-94
RNA interference (RNAi) has become an important tool to study and utilize gene silencing by introducing short interfering RNA (siRNA). In order to predict the most efficient siRNAs, a new software tool, RNA Workbench (RNAWB), has been designed and is freely available (after registration) on http://www.rnaworkbench.com. In addition to the standard selection rules, RNAWB includes the possibility of statistical analyses of the applied selection rules (criteria). The role of RNA secondary structures in the RNA interference process as well as the application of sequence rules are discussed to show the applicability of the software.