miRTarBase: the experimentally validated microRNA-target interactions database

As a database, miRTarBase has accumulated more than fifty thousand miRNA-target interactions (MTIs), which are collected by manually surveying pertinent literature after data mining of the text systematically to filter research articles related to functional studies of miRNAs. Generally, the collected MTIs are validated experimentally by reporter assay, western blot, microarray and next-generation sequencing experiments. While containing the largest amount of validated MTIs, the miRTarBase provides the most updated collection by comparing with other similar, previously developed databases.

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Citing miRTarBase

If you make use of the data presented here, please cite the following article in addition to the primary data sources:miRTarBase update 2014: an information resource for experimentally validated miRNA-target interactions.

Hsu SD, Tseng YT, Shrestha S, Lin YL, Khaleel Anas, Chou CH, Chu CF, Huang HY, Lin CM, Ho SY, Jian TY, Lin FM, Chang TH, Weng SL, Liao KW, Liao IE, Liu CC and Huang HD. (2014) Nucleic acids research. [ PUBMED ]

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