Abstract—miR-21 is a well-studied microRNA which has been implicated in many cancers. However, it is still no consensus pertaining to its target genes. This study employed a functional enrichment analysis to identify the common target genes for miR-21. Genomic data were compared using three different algorithms to identify the common target genes for miR-21. Our results enhance the understanding of the target genes and the relevant cellular pathways for the miR-21-related diseases.
Index Terms—Bioinformatics, database, functional enrichment analysis, genes, microRNA.
Sim-Hui Tee is with Multimedia University, Cyberjaya 63100, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sim-Hui Tee, "Identifying the Common Target Genes for miR-21 Using Functional Enrichment Analysis," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 1 pp. 4-6, 2013.