1. Western blot
  2. After gel electrophoresis, transfer protein to membrane and then using antibody to detect protein expression.

    Reference: Pubmed  Graph Resource


  3. Luciferase reporter assay
  4. The method can help to detect whether the miRNA is binding to mRNA or not.

    Reference: Pubmed  Graph Resource


  5. GFP reporter assay
  6. Using green fluorescent protein to detect whether the mRNA is effect by miRNA and then change the protein expression.

    Reference: Pubmed  Graph Resource


  7. RT-PCR
  8. Reverse transcriptase-PCR, the technique using reverse transcriptase transforms mRNA into cDNA. And then using PCR to amplify to detect the mRNA expression.

    Reference: Pebmed  Graph Resource


  9. pSILAC
  10. Pulsed SILAC (stable-isotope labeling by amino acids in cultured cells), the method can detect protein abundance.

    Reference: Pubmed


  11. Microarray
  12. It is a high-throughput method to detect differentially expression mRNAs by the probe and sample hybridization.

    Reference: Pubmed  Graph Resource


  13. Branched DNA probe assay
  14. The assay can detect and RNA or DNA target and quantified the target sample.

    Reference: Pubmed


  15. Northern blot
  16. After gel electrophoresis, transform RNA onto membrane and using labeled probe to detect RNA expression.

    Reference: Pubmed

  1. TarBase (Papadopoulos GL et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 2009)
  2. miRecords (Xiao F et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 2009)
  3. miR2Disease (Jiang Q. et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2009)



  1. miRNAMap (Hsu SD et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 2008)
  2. miRBase (Griffiths-Jones S et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 2008)
  3. TargetScanS (Benjamin P. Lewis et al, Cell 2005)
  4. microRNA.org (Betel D et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2008)
  5. miRDB (Xiaowei Wang, RNA 2008)
  6. miRGator (Seungyoon Nam et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2008)
  7. miRGen (Panagiotis Alexiou et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2009)
  8. PicTar(Azra Krek et al, Nature Genetics 2005)
  9. RNA22(Ang, W.-L. et al, Cell 2006)
  10. DIANA MicroT (Maragkakis; P. A. et al, BMC Bioinformatics 2009)
  11. MicroInspector (Ventsislav R. et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2005)
  12. miRU (Yuanji Zhang, Nucleic Acids Rds. 2005)
  13. TAPIR (Bonnet E. et al, Bioinformatics 2010)
  14. RNAhybrid (Krüger J. et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2006)
  15. miRo (Laganà A. et al, Database 2009)
  16. miRSel (Naeem H. et al, BMC Bioinformatics 2010)
  17. MirOrtho (Gerlach D. et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2009)
  18. Patrocles (Hiard S. et al, Nucleic Acids Res. 2010)
  19. miRNAtools
  20. miRNA – Target Gene Prediction at EMBL (Stark A et al, Cell 2005)