MicroTar is a microRNA target prediction program based on mRNA sequence complementarity (3'-UTR seed matches) and RNA duplex energy prediction, assessing the impact of microRNA binding on complete mRNA molecules. It uses the RNAlib library from the Vienna RNA package.
MicroTar v0.9.6, 24 September 2008
This is a maintenance release that incorporates an updated ViennaRNA package, and performance enhancements.
Download one of the following source files:
The package bundles a minimal version of ViennaRNA 1.7.2, modified to compile only the RNAlib library.
MicroTar v0.9.4, 5 February 2007 (ViennaRNA 1.6.3)
Serial version: microtar-0.9.4.tar.gz
Parallel (MPI) version: microtar_mpi-0.9.4.tar.gz
Enter the following commands to extract the files, configure and compile:
tar -zxvf microtar-0.9.4.tar.gz cd microtar-0.9.4 ./configure make
You will now have a usable standalone microtar binary. Optionally to install MicroTar and libRNA:
See the instructions on how to run MicroTar.
Open Source Licence
If you use MicroTar, please cite:
Thadani R, Tammi MT (2006). MicroTar: predicting microRNA targets from RNA duplexes. BMC Bioinformatics 7:S20. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-S5-S20.