External Tools and Dataset

Some online tools used by our group.


The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID ) provides a comprehensive set of functional annotation tools for investigators to understand biological meaning behind large list of genes.


starBase v2.0 is designed for decoding miRNA-lncRNA, miRNA-mRNA, miRNA-circRNA, miRNA-pseudogene, miRNA-sncRNA interactions and ceRNA networks from 108 CLIP-Seq (HITS-CLIP, PAR-CLIP, iCLIP, CLASH) datasets.

TarBase V6.0

DIANA-TarBase v1.0 was the first available database of experimentally validated targets. The sixth version (TarBase v6.0) is the largest currently available manually curated target database, indexing more than 65,000 miRNA-gene interactions. The database includes targets for 21 species, derived from specific, as well as high throughput experiments, such as microarrays, proteomics, HITS-CLIP and PAR-CLIP.


The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium is an international collaboration of research groups funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The goal of ENCODE is to build a comprehensive parts list of functional elements in the human genome, including elements that act at the protein and RNA levels, and regulatory elements that control cells and circumstances in which a gene is active.


The miRBase database provides the information about published miRNA sequences and annotation. Each entry in the miRBase Sequence database represents a predicted hairpin portion of a miRNA transcript, with information on the location and sequence of the mature miRNA sequence (termed miR). Both hairpin and mature sequences are available for searching and browsing, and entries can also be retrieved by name, keyword, references and annotation. All sequence and annotation data are also available for download.

UCSC Genome Browser:

UCSC Genome Browser provides a web server that contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides portals to the ENCODE and Neandertal projects.


TTransmiR is a database reporting the validated transcription factor-microRNA regulations, which is free for academic usage.


The Human Protein Reference Database represents a centralized platform to visually depict and integrate information pertaining to domain architecture, post-translational modifications, interaction networks and disease association for each protein in the human proteome. All the information in HPRD has been manually extracted from the literature by expert biologists who read, interpret and analyze the published data.


Babelomics is an integrative platform for the analysis of transcriptomics, proteomics and genomic data with advanced functional profiling. This new version of Babelomics integrates primary (normalization, calls, etc.) and secondary (signatures, predictors, associations, TDTs, clustering, etc.) analysis tools within an environment that allows relating genomic data and/or interpreting them by means of different functional enrichment or gene set methods. Such interpretation is made not only using functional definitions (GO, KEGG, Biocarta, etc.) but also regulatory information (from TRANSFAC, Jaspar, etc.) and other levels of regulation such as miRNA-mediated interference, protein-protein interactions, text-mining module definitions and the possibility of producing de novo annotations through the Blast2GO system.


KEGG is a database resource for understanding high-level functions and utilities of the biological system, such as the cell, the organism and the ecosystem, from molecular-level information, especially large-scale molecular datasets generated by genome sequencing and other high-throughput experimental technologies.