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Table 1 The comparisons of miRNA target prediction tools.

From: miRTar: an integrated system for identifying miRNA-target interactions in human

Features miRTar DIANA-microT/miRPath[47, 68] EIMMO[6] miRU[20] RNAhybrid[11] STarMir[23] RNA22[22] MMIA[24]
Species Human Human and mouse Vertebrates, nematode, fly Plants Human, nematodes, flies - Vertebrates, nematode, fly Human
* 1 to 1 + + + - + + + -
* 1 to N + 1 to All genes + - + + - +
* N to 1 + - + - + + - -
* N to M + - + - + + - +
* All to M + All miRNAs to 1 + - - - - -
* 1 to KEGG + + - - - - - -
miRNA targets on alternatively splicing exon + - - - - - - -
miRNA targets from mRNA 3'UTR, CDS, and 5'UTR 3'UTR 3'UTR 3'UTR, CDS, and 5'UTR 3'UTR 3'UTR, CDS, and 5'UTR 3'UTR, CDS, and 5'UTR 3'UTR
Known miRNAs miRBase V15 - miRBase V12 - - - - -
Accessibility of target site + - - - - Sfold - -
Conservation of target site + + + + - - - -
Expression profile of miRNA - - - - - - - +
Expression profile of target - - + - - - - +
  1. * 1 to 1 means the relation of one miRNA and one gene; 1 to N means the relation of one miRNA to multiple interesting genes; N to 1 means the relation of N miRNAs and one gene; N to M means the relation of N miRNAs and M genes; All to M means the relation of all miRNAs and M genes; 1 to KEGG means the relation of one miRNA and the genes of the selected KEGG map.