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A database of miRNA binding sites available. STarMirDB presents predictions for all three mRNA regions and for both seed and seedless sites. Importantly, it presents a probability for each site as an indicator of confidence in the prediction. STarMirDB can be searched by miRNAs or mRNAs separately or in combination. The search results are categorized into seed and seedless sites in 3′ UTR, CDS and 5′ UTR. For each predicted site, STarMirDB provides a comprehensive list of sequence, thermodynamic and target structural features that are known to influence miRNA: target interaction. A high resolution PDF diagram of the conformation of the miRNA:target hybrid is also available for visualization and publication. The results of a database search are available through both an interactive viewer and downloadable text files.

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Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Center for Medical Science, Albany, NY, USA; Department of Genetics and Yale Stem Cell Center Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

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The Bioinformatics Core at the Wadsworth Center is acknowledged for supporting computing resources for this work. This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (DBI-0650991) and National Institutes of Health (GM099811).

  • (Rennie et al., 2016) STarMirDB: a database of microRNA binding sites. RNA biology.
    PMID: 27144897
  • Animals
    • Caenorhabditis elegans
    • Homo sapiens
    • Mus musculus

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