The resource: Targets and expression Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Databases, Genetic
  • Gene Silencing
  • MicroRNAs


  • ( is a comprehensive resource of microRNA target predictions and expression profiles. Target predictions are based on a development of the miRanda algorithm which incorporates current biological knowledge on target rules and on the use of an up-to-date compendium of mammalian microRNAs. MicroRNA expression profiles are derived from a comprehensive sequencing project of a large set of mammalian tissues and cell lines of normal and disease origin. Using an improved graphical interface, a user can explore (i) the set of genes that are potentially regulated by a particular microRNA, (ii) the implied cooperativity of multiple microRNAs on a particular mRNA and (iii) microRNA expression profiles in various tissues. To facilitate future updates and development, the database structure and software architecture is flexibly designed to incorporate new expression and target discoveries. The web resource provides users with functional information about the growing number of microRNAs and their interaction with target genes in many species and facilitates novel discoveries in microRNA gene regulation.

publication date

  • January 2008



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2238905

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/gkm995

PubMed ID

  • 18158296

Additional Document Info

start page

  • D149

end page

  • 53


  • 36


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