miRTargetLink—miRNAs, Genes and Interaction Networks
AbstractInformation on miRNA targeting genes is growing rapidly. For high-throughput experiments, but also for targeted analyses of few genes or miRNAs, easy analysis with concise representation of results facilitates the work of life scientists. We developed miRTargetLink, a tool for automating respective analysis procedures that are frequently applied. Input of the web-based solution is either a single gene or single miRNA, but also sets of genes or miRNAs, can be entered. Validated and predicted targets are extracted from databases and an interaction network is presented. Users can select whether predicted targets, experimentally validated targets with strong or weak evidence, or combinations of those are considered. Central genes or miRNAs are highlighted and users can navigate through the network interactively. To discover the most relevant biochemical processes influenced by the target network, gene set analysis and miRNA set analysis are integrated. As a showcase for miRTargetLink, we analyze targets of five cardiac miRNAs. miRTargetLink is freely available without restrictions at
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Hamberg, M.; Backes, C.; Fehlmann, T.; Hart, M.; Meder, B.; Meese, E.; Keller, A. miRTargetLink—miRNAs, Genes and Interaction Networks. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 564.
Hamberg M, Backes C, Fehlmann T, Hart M, Meder B, Meese E, Keller A. miRTargetLink—miRNAs, Genes and Interaction Networks. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(4):564.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hamberg, Maarten; Backes, Christina; Fehlmann, Tobias; Hart, Martin; Meder, Benjamin; Meese, Eckart; Keller, Andreas. 2016. "miRTargetLink—miRNAs, Genes and Interaction Networks." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 4: 564.
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