PicTar is a computational method for identifying common targets of microRNAs. Statistical tests using genome-wide alignments of eight vertebrate genomes, PicTar's ability to specifically recover published microRNA targets, and experimental validation of seven predicted targets suggest that PicTar has an excellent success rate in predicting targets for single microRNAs and for combinations of microRNAs.
Last Software Update: March 26, 2007
Publication Date: April 3, 2005
Citations: 2049 [via Pubmed]
Reference Genome Needed:
Installation/User Level: easy
Precomputed Target Results Available For Download:
Performance : Sensitivity: 48%, Precision: 49%