PhenomiR: a knowledgebase for microRNA expression in diseases and biological processes

Genome Biol. 2010 Jan 20;11(1):R6. doi: 10.1186/gb-2010-11-1-r6.


In recent years, microRNAs have been shown to play important roles in physiological as well as malignant processes. The PhenomiR database provides data from 542 studies that investigate deregulation of microRNA expression in diseases and biological processes as a systematic, manually curated resource. Using the PhenomiR dataset, we could demonstrate that, depending on disease type, independent information from cell culture studies contrasts with conclusions drawn from patient studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Biochemistry / methods
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Disease / genetics
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genes
  • Genome
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Lod Score
  • MicroRNAs / genetics*
  • MicroRNAs / metabolism
  • Models, Biological
  • Models, Genetic


  • MicroRNAs