For the further examination of cell cycle dependent miRNA expression profile, DNA content based fluorescence activated cell sorting (cell cycle sort) was performed on human transformed cancer cell lines. Phase-dependent miRNA expression profiling was performed on G1, S and G2 phases. Results were validated by quantitative real-time PCR. Phase-dependent miRNA expression profiling was performed on sorted human cancer (cervical - HeLa, adrenocortical - NCI-H295R) cells). G1, S and G2 phases were successfully sorted and analyzed.