A Bayesian decision fusion approach for microRNA target prediction.

Dong Yue, Maozu Guo, Yidong Chen, Yufei Huang

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Abstract

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 19-25 nucleotides non-coding RNAs known to have important post-transcriptional regulatory functions. The computational target prediction algorithm is vital to effective experimental testing. However, since different existing algorithms rely on different features and classifiers, there is a poor agreement among the results of different algorithms. To benefit from the advantages of different algorithms, we proposed an algorithm called BCmicrO that combines the prediction of different algorithms with Bayesian Network. BCmicrO was evaluated using the training data and the proteomic data. The results show that BCmicrO improves both the sensitivity and the specificity of each individual algorithm. All the related materials including genome-wide prediction of human targets and a web-based tool are available at http://compgenomics.utsa.edu/gene/gene_1.php.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume13 Suppl 8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics

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