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ready Ontology for MicroRNA Target


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The purpose of the OMIT ontology is to establish data exchange standards and common data elements in the microRNA (miR) domain. Biologists (cell biologists in particular) and bioinformaticians can make use of OMIT to leverage emerging semantic technologies in knowledge acquisition and discovery for more effective identification of important roles performed by miRs in humans' various diseases and biological processes (usually through miRs' respective target genes).

How to cite this record: OMIT; Ontology for MicroRNA Target; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:05 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 24 2018 10:19 a.m.

Record updated: Jan. 12, 2018, 2:14 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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OMIT: dynamic, semi-automated ontology development for the microRNA domain.

Huang J,Dang J,Borchert GM,Eilbeck K,Zhang H,Xiong M,Jiang W,Wu H,Blake JA,Natale DA,Tan M
PLoS One 2014

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OMIT: a domain-specific knowledge base for microRNA target prediction.

Huang J,Townsend C,Dou D,Liu H,Tan M
Pharm Res 2011

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OmniSearch: a semantic search system based on the Ontology for MIcroRNA Target (OMIT) for microRNA-target gene interaction data.

Huang J,Gutierrez F,Strachan HJ,Dou D,Huang W,Smith B,Blake JA,Eilbeck K,Natale DA,Lin Y,Wu B,Silva Nd,Wang X,Liu Z,Borchert GM,Tan M,Ruttenberg A
J Biomed Semantics 2016

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  • 1350064 (US National Science Foundation (NSF))

  • U01CA180982 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)