MiRò: A miRNA knowledge base

A. Laganà, S. Forte, A. Giudice, M. R. Arena, P. L. Puglisi, R. Giugno, A. Pulvirenti, D. Shasha, A. Ferro

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miRò is a web-based knowledge base that provides users with miRNA-phenotype associations in humans. It integrates data from various online sources, such as databases of miRNAs, ontologies, diseases and targets, into a unified database equipped with an intuitive and flexible query interface and data mining facilities. The main goal of miRò is the establishment of a knowledge base which allows non-trivial analysis through sophisticated mining techniques and the introduction of a new layer of associations between genes and phenotypes inferred based on miRNAs annotations. Furthermore, a specificity function applied to validated data highlights the most significant associations. The miRò web site is available at: http://ferrolab.dmi.unict.it/miro.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbap008
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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