Investigating microRNA-target interaction-supported tissues in human cancer tissues based on miRNA and target gene expression profiling

Wan J. Hsieh, Feng Mao Lin, Hsien Da Huang, Hsiuying Wang

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Abstract

Recent studies have revealed that a small non-coding RNA, microRNA (miRNA) down-regulates its mRNA targets. This effect is regarded as an important role in various biological processes. Many studies have been devoted to predicting miRNA-target interactions. These studies indicate that the interactions may only be functional in some specific tissues, which depend on the characteristics of an miRNA. No systematic methods have been established in the literature to investigate the correlation between miRNA-target interactions and tissue specificity through microarray data. In this study, we propose a method to investigate miRNA-target interaction-supported tissues, which is based on experimentally validated miRNA-target interactions. The tissue specificity results by our method are in accordance with the experimental results in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere95697
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • WEB SERVER; IDENTIFICATION; GROWTH; MACROPHAGES; INSTABILITY; MICROARRAY; DATABASE; BINDING; TGFBR2; RNAS

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