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The miRBase database is the central and official repository for miRNAs and the current release is miRBase version 21.0. Name changes in different miRBase releases cause inconsistencies in miRNA names from version to version. When working with only a small number of miRNAs the translation can be done manually. However, with large sets of miRNAs, the necessary correction of such inconsistencies becomes burdensome and error-prone.
(Haunsberger et al., 2017) miRNAmeConverter: an R/bioconductor package for translating mature miRNA names to different miRBase versions. Bioinformatics.