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Table 7 Number of novel miRNA candidates in the different bodily fluids

From: Diversity and signature of small RNA in different bodily fluids using next generation sequencing

Bodily fluid Signal-to-noise miRDeep2 score Number of novel miRNA candidates Number of candidates present in miRCarta database
Blood 15.9 5 48 32
Leukocytes 11.5 5 16 9
Plasma 17 5 50 15
Serum 17.1 5 20 9
Saliva 4.8a 5 4a 0
Cell-Free Saliva 10.5 5 7 0
Urine 7.6a 5 5a 0
Cell-Free Urine 7.7a 5 5a 0
  1. aSignal-to-noise ratio is below the minimum accepted cutoff (10). The highest signal-to-noise ratio was used. However, predicted novel miRNAs at this value might not be real. Predicted novel miRNAs with a non-significant p-value of the RNA minimum free energy of folding randomization test (Randfold) have not been counted