Friday, December 08, 2006

ViTa database

This is pretty much most interesting to me, but since the previous post mentioned a new database I thought I would mention ViTa. This is a new database that catalogues predicted (an separately experimentally confirmed) microRNA target sites on viruses. I give it a thumbs up on the interface, however I noticed that none of the DNA viruses I looked at (adenovirus, herpes and vaccinia viruses) had NO predicted targets while the RNA viruses I looked at (vesicular stomatits virus, poliovirus and HIV) had LOTS. I assume this means the database is still incomplete.