microPIR2: a comprehensive database for human–mouse comparative study of microRNA–promoter interactions


microRNA (miRNA)-promoter interaction resource (microPIR) is a public database containing over 15 million predicted miRNA target sites located within human promoter sequences. These predicted targets are presented along with their related genomic and experimental data, making the microPIR database the most comprehensive repository of miRNA promoter target sites. Here, we describe major updates of the microPIR database including new target predictions in the mouse genome and revised human target predictions. The updated database (microPIR2) now provides ∼80 million human and 40 million mouse predicted target sites. In addition to being a reference database, microPIR2 is a tool for comparative analysis of target sites on the promoters of human-mouse orthologous genes. In particular, this new feature was designed to identify potential miRNA-promoter interactions conserved between species that could be stronger candidates for further experimental validation. We also incorporated additional supporting information to microPIR2 such as nuclear and cytoplasmic localization of miRNAs and miRNA-disease association. Extra search features were also implemented to enable various investigations of targets of interest. Database URL: http://www4a.biotec.or.th/micropir2

DOI: 10.1093/database/bau115

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@inproceedings{Piriyapongsa2014microPIR2AC, title={microPIR2: a comprehensive database for human–mouse comparative study of microRNA–promoter interactions}, author={Jittima Piriyapongsa and Chaiwat Bootchai and Chumpol Ngamphiw and Sissades Tongsima}, booktitle={Database}, year={2014} }