Archives of Virology

, Volume 157, Issue 3, pp 497–501 | Cite as

vHoT: a database for predicting interspecies interactions between viral microRNA and host genomes

  • Hanjoo Kim
  • Seunghyun Park
  • Hyeyoung MinEmail author
  • Sungroh YoonEmail author
Brief Report


Some viruses have been reported to transcribe microRNAs, implying complex relationships between the host and the pathogen at the post-transcriptional level through microRNAs in virus-infected cells. Although many computational algorithms have been developed for microRNA target prediction, few have been designed exclusively to find cellular or viral mRNA targets of viral microRNAs in a user-friendly manner. To address this, we introduce the viral microRNA host target (vHoT) database for predicting interspecies interactions between viral microRNA and host genomes. vHoT supports target prediction of 271 viral microRNAs from human, mouse, rat, rhesus monkey, cow, and virus genomes. vHoT is freely available at


Target Prediction Interspecies Interaction Viral miRNAs Predict miRNA Target Secondary Structure Prediction Algorithm 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



Funding: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Korean Government Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) [2011-0009963 to S.Y., 2011-0005462 to H.M.].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.College of PharmacyChung-Ang UniversitySeoulKorea

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