TransmiR v2.0: an updated transcription factor-microRNA regulation database

Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8;47(D1):D253-D258. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1023.


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and play vital roles in various biological processes. It has been reported that aberrant regulation of miRNAs was associated with the development and progression of various diseases, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully deciphered. Here, we described our updated TransmiR v2.0 database for more comprehensive information about transcription factor (TF)-miRNA regulations. 3730 TF-miRNA regulations among 19 species from 1349 reports were manually curated by surveying >8000 publications, and more than 1.7 million tissue-specific TF-miRNA regulations were further incorporated based on ChIP-seq data. Besides, we constructed a 'Predict' module to query the predicted TF-miRNA regulations in human based on binding motifs of TFs. To facilitate the community, we provided a 'Network' module to visualize TF-miRNA regulations for each TF and miRNA, or for a specific disease. An 'Enrichment analysis' module was also included to predict TFs that are likely to regulate a miRNA list of interest. In conclusion, with improved data coverage and webserver functionalities, TransmiR v2.0 would be a useful resource for investigating the regulation of miRNAs. TransmiR v2.0 is freely accessible at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs / genetics*
  • Software
  • Software Design
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*
  • User-Computer Interface


  • MicroRNAs
  • Transcription Factors