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Unique identifier OMICS_02820
Name miRTarBase
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Version 7.0
Maintained No
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiRTarBase


  • Invertebrates
    • Caenorhabditis elegans
    • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens
  • Rodents
    • Mus musculus
    • Rattus norvegicus


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Identification of cancer related miRNA lncRNA biomarkers using a basic miRNA lncRNA network

PLoS One
PMCID: 5929565
PMID: 29715309
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196681

[…] identified functional RNA pairs by computing the Pearson correlation coefficients and p-values based on expression profiles []. Zhang et al. developed a competing network using miRcode, StarBase and miRTarBase in HCC, with a focus on the hub nodes of the network []. In 2017, Guo et al. assessed the joint predictive power of miRNAs and lncRNAs using miRNA and lncRNA expression data, and identified […]


A direct regulatory link between microRNA 137 and SHANK2: implications for neuropsychiatric disorders

PMCID: 5905159
PMID: 29665782
DOI: 10.1186/s11689-018-9233-1
call_split See protocol

[…] Validated targets of miR-137 were collected from miRTarBase (http://mirtarbase.mbc.nctu.edu.tw/, accessed January 2017) and PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/, accessed January 2017) database searches. miRTarBase targets were included if t […]


SeedVicious: Analysis of microRNA target and near target sites

PLoS One
PMCID: 5903666
PMID: 29664927
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195532
call_split See protocol

[…] transcript sequences from ENSEMBL Genes 89 via Biomart []. TargetScan targets were retrieved from targetscan.org, release 7.1 []. Predictions were compared to the experimentally validated targets in miRTarBase 6.0 [], for both weak and strong interactions. Precision was calculated as the ratio TP/(TP+FP), where TP (True Positives) was the number of predicted targets that were experimentally valid […]


RNA Seq reveals the existence of a CDKN1C E2F1 TP53 axis that is altered in human T cell lymphoblastic lymphomas

BMC Cancer
PMCID: 5902834
PMID: 29661169
DOI: 10.1186/s12885-018-4304-y

[…] s “OK” were taken into account. Significant deregulated miRNAs with log2FC absolute values equal or higher than 1.5 in at least in one sample were selected according to the information of miRGate and miRTarBase databases [, ] and additional criteria based on the read counts []. Student’s t-test was used to compare results from qRT-PCR between tumours and controls. All statistical analyses were per […]


Identification of potential prognostic microRNA biomarkers for predicting survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

PMCID: 5912208
PMID: 29713196
DOI: 10.2147/CMAR.S161334

[…] Targetscan (http://www.targetscan.org/, accessed November 5, 2017), miRDB (http://www.mirdb.org/, accessed November 5, 2017), and miRTarBase (http://mirtarbase.mbc.nctu.edu.tw/, accessed November 5, 2017) were used to predict miRNA target genes. The overlapping target genes among these three databases were identified as miRNA ta […]


MicroRNA expression in serum samples of sulfur mustard veterans as a diagnostic gateway to improve care

PLoS One
PMCID: 5864010
PMID: 29566027
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194530

[…] The result sets of mild (15) and severe (29) and the intersection between mild and severe (9) were used to generate a mapping table of microRNAs to gene targets. For this task miRTarBase [] was used. In the case of mild group 1746 non-redundant gene ids were obtained by this mapping, in the case of the severe group 2757 and in the mild-severe intersection group 773.DAVID to […]


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miRTarBase institution(s)
Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Center for Bioinformatics Research, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Institute of Molecular Medicine and Bioengineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Clinical Research Center, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Interdisciplinary Program of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu Branch, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Delivery Room, Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu Branch, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Gynecologic Cancer Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu Taiwan; Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; Warshel Institute for Computational Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China; School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China
miRTarBase funding source(s)
Supported by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan [MOST 103-2628-B-009-001-MY3, MOST 106-2627-M-009-002, MOST 106-2319-B-400-001, MOST 106-2633-B-009-001]; ‘Aiming for the Top University Program’ of the National Chiao Tung University and Ministry of Education, Taiwan [MOHW106-TDU-B-212-144005, MMH-HB-10602]. Funding for open access charge: Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan [MOST 106-2627-M-009-002, MOST 106-2319-B-400-001, MOST 106-2633-B-009-001].

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