Analysis of common targets for circular RNAs

Ya-Chi Lin, Yueh-Chun Lee, Kai-Li Chang, Kuei-Yang Hsiao
2019 BMC Bioinformatics  
The studies of functions of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are heavily focused on the regulation of gene expression through interactions with multiple miRNAs. However, the number of predicted target genes is typically overwhelming due to the synergistic complexity caused by two factors ─ the binding of multiple miRNAs to a circRNA and the existence of multiple targets for each miRNA. Analysis of common targets (ACT) was designed to facilitate the identification of potential circRNA targets. Results:
more » ... e demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed feature/measurement to assess which genes are more likely to be regulated by circRNAs with given sequences by calculating the level of co-regulation by multiple miRNAs. The web service is made freely available at Conclusions: ACT allows users to identify potential circRNA-regulated genes and their associated pathways for further investigation.
doi:10.1186/s12859-019-2966-3 fatcat:lhkpb5eo7ngv5lbqch6hdpe7xa