I need to convert all of my microRNA names e.g. hsa-miR-30e-5p to e.g. entrez gene IDs, ensemble IDs or another ID. Does anyone know a good ID conversion tool for microRNAs?

(I managed to convert it to miRBase ID e.g. MIMAT0000692, but David does not recognise them apparently)

  • $\begingroup$ Does this help? biostars.org/p/85571 $\endgroup$
    – CKM
    Feb 11, 2016 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ miRbase is kind of an official database for miRNAs. So it is better to have miRbase ids for miRNAs rather than other (ensembl, entrez etc) ids. $\endgroup$
    Feb 15, 2016 at 5:28

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It seems there're no ids for a mature sequence. You better search for a parent sequence ids. You could check, but it also seems that HGNC ids are -miR-30E- part. So you could try Ensemble search (you should input names in 'Filter'-'GENE' section) or use Genenames. As you see, it has API, and you could use it programmatically with HGNC ids.


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