Search for predicted worm microRNA targets         [Go to the newest version of TargetScanWorm]
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1. Enter a WormBase ID, a gene symbol (e.g. hbl-1), or a Refseq ID (e.g. NM_076575):

2. Select one of the following:

a conserved* microRNA family

a nonconserved* microRNA family

*conserved = conserved across C. elegans and C. briggsae

TargetScanS predicts biological targets of miRNAs by searching for the presence of conserved 8mer and 7mer sites that match the seed region of each miRNA.

TargetScanWorm displays predicted regulatory targets of worm microRNAs.

This website considers matches to sites in the 3-species 3' UTRs.

More information about TargetScanWorm Release 4.1

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1) Large-scale sequencing reveals 21U-RNAs and additional microRNAs and endogenous siRNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans
J. Graham Ruby, Calvin Jan, Christopher Player, Michael J Axtell, William Lee, Chad Nusbaum, Hui Ge, David P Bartel.     Cell, 127:1193-207, 2006.
2) Conserved Seed Pairing, Often Flanked by Adenosines, Indicates that Thousands of Human Genes are MicroRNA Targets
Benjamin P Lewis, Christopher B Burge, David P Bartel.     Cell, 120:15-20, 2005.

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