Table 2: Bioinformatic miRNA target site predictions for corticosteroidogenic genes.

Gene3′UTR length (base pairs)MicroRNA.orgmiRviewerTargetScanMicroCosm targetsUnique miRNAs with binding sites

CYP11B12022151(142)4(4)436(333)33(30)390
CYP11B2142889(83)10(10)323(253)6(6)288
CYP11A121326(26)1(1)51(50)43(43)68
CYP17A117124(24)035(34)23(22)59
CYP21A250857(56)11(10)78(70)25(22)134
HSD3B241468(63)073(68)46(44)125
StAR624110(101)4(4)273(244)11(11)285
HSD11B1343167(135)1(1)79(72)70(65)159
HSD11B255082(78)4(4)116(104)33(31)159

The 3′UTR lengths of these 9 genes were identified using the UCSC Genome Browser Gateway and Ensembl Genome Browser. The number of predicted miRNA target sites from each database is listed, and the number of unique miRNAs predicted to bind each is shown in parentheses. The final column shows the cumulative number of miRNA target sites, with duplicates removed.