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 Online Journal of Bioinformatics  

Volume 11 (2): 245-263, 2010.

Target sites for microRNA expressed in pancreatic islets  in Type 2 diabetes mellitus associated genes.


Manika Pal-Bhadra1, Neelima Arora2, Shinde Santosh P2, Paramita Ray1, Amit Kumar Banerjee1,

Venkateswara Rao Sripathi3, U.S.N Murty1, Utpal Bhadra2,


1 Centre for Chemical Biology and Biology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), and 2Functional Genomics and Gene Silencing Group, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India.3 NRES, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Alabama A & M University, Normal, USA.







Pal-Bhadra M, Arora N, Santosh S, Ray P, Banerjee AK, Sripathi VR, Murty USN, Bhadra Uci O.,Target sites for microRNA expressed in pancreatic islets in Type 2 diabetes mellitus associated genes, Onl J Bioinform, 11 (2): 245-263, 2010. In Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) associated genes, regulation of insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis is mediated by regulatory microRNAs. Thirty genes are known to be involved in metabolic pathways, operating in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MiRanda (1.0) was employed to predict target sites for microRNA expressed in pancreatic islets in T2DM associated genes. Target sites predicted by miRanda in 3 UTR were compared with predictions of TargetScan and PicTar.  Ten miRNAs targeting the genes were identified.


Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, miRNA, miRANDA, target site prediction