Small RNA sequencing is ideal for quantitative profiling of small RNAs (microRNAs, piRNAs and snoRNAs). It is used to analyze tissue specific miRNA expression patterns, disease associations and to discover previously uncharacterized miRNAs. However, ligation specific biases reduce the ability of small RNA-seq to accurately quantify microRNA. These biases are mitigated through the incorporation of adapters with degenerate bases during library preparation.
PerkinElmer’s line of NEXTFLEX® Small RNA Kits are ideal for the conversion of small RNA transcripts into barcoded cDNA libraries for next-generation sequencing on Illumina® sequencing platforms.