A new system for human microRNA functional evaluation and network

Jiachun Han, Jiang Shu, Juan Cui

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Abstract

MicroRNAs are functionally important non-coding RNAs that silence host genes via destabilizing the mRNAs or preventing the translation. Given the far-reaching implication of microRNA regulation in human health, novel bioinformatics tools are desired to facilitate the mechanistic understanding of microRNA mediated gene regulation and its regulatory roles in human disease development. Most state-of-the-art computational methods focus on the functional inference through identifying microRNA targets and none has comprehensively investigated the functional similarity among microRNAs. Here we present a new method to quantitatively measure the functional relevance among microRNAs that is solely based on the Gene Ontology and integrated functional annotation data from public pathways and PFam gene databases. In this study, we further demonstrated the use of the derived microRNA pairwise similarities to investigate the cooperative microRNA modules and construct the genome scale microRNA mediated gene network in human. The complete results and the similarity assessment system can be freely accessed at (http://sbbi.unl.edu/microRNASim)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016
EditorsKevin Burrage, Qian Zhu, Yunlong Liu, Tianhai Tian, Yadong Wang, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Qinghua Jiang, Jiangning Song, Shinichi Morishita, Kevin Burrage, Guohua Wang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages278-283
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016105
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2017
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Dec 15 2016Dec 18 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period12/15/1612/18/16

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Keywords

  • Functional similarity
  • Gene Ontology
  • Gene regulation network
  • MicroRNA
  • Semantic Similarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Health Informatics

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Han, J., Shu, J., & Cui, J. (2017). A new system for human microRNA functional evaluation and network. In K. Burrage, Q. Zhu, Y. Liu, T. Tian, Y. Wang, X. T. Hu, Q. Jiang, J. Song, S. Morishita, K. Burrage, & G. Wang (Eds.), Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016 (pp. 278-283). [7822531] (Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBM.2016.7822531