Sciweavers

Share
BMCBI
2007

Ab initio identification of human microRNAs based on structure motifs

10 years 4 months ago
Ab initio identification of human microRNAs based on structure motifs
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNA molecules that are directly involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. The mature miRNA sequence binds to more or less specific target sites on the mRNA. Both their small size and sequence specificity make the detection of completely new miRNAs a challenging task. This cannot be based on sequence information alone, but requires structure information about the miRNA precursor. Unlike comparative genomics approaches, ab initio approaches are able to discover species-specific miRNAs without known sequence homology. Results: MiRPred is a novel method for ab initio prediction of miRNAs by genome scanning that only relies on (predicted) secondary structure to distinguish miRNA precursors from other similarsized segments of the human genome. We apply a machine learning technique, called linear genetic programming, to develop special classifier programs which include multiple regular expressions (motifs) matched aga...
Markus Brameier, Carsten Wiuf
Added 12 Dec 2010
Updated 12 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BMCBI
Authors Markus Brameier, Carsten Wiuf
Comments (0)
books