While much progress has been made in computational target prediction of miRNAs in recent years and more than 10 miRNA target prediction programs have been established, the prediction of miRNA targets remains a challenging task.
The group of Dr. Tongbin Li from the Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota has developed miRecords, an integrated resource for animal miRNA–target interactions. The validated targets component of this resource hosts a large, high-quality manually curated database of experimentally validated miRNA–target interactions with systematic documentation of experimental support for each interaction. The current release of this database includes 1135 records of validated miRNA–target interactions between 301 miRNAs and 902 target genes in seven animal species. The Predicted Targets component of miRecords stores predicted miRNA targets produced by 11 established miRNA target prediction programs:
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miRecords: an integrated resource for microRNA-target interactions.
Xiao F, Zuo Z, Cai G, Kang S, Gao X, Li T.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]