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Table 1 Summary statistics of the different datasets used in our study

From: Systematic exploration of autonomous modules in noisy microRNA-target networks for testing the generality of the ceRNA hypothesis

   High confidence High coverage
Dataset Type miRNAs mRNAs Interactions miRNAs mRNAs Interactions
TarBase [21] Validated 202 2,315 9,569 202 2,315 9,569
miRanda [6] Predicted 409 567 1,000 856 2,633 5,000
miRGen [68] Predicted 503 37 1,041 828 103 5,230
PicTar [69] Predicted 91 438 1,000 164 1,541 5,000
PITA [70] Predicted 290 760 1,000 582 2,708 5,000
TargetScan [71] Predicted 29 214 1,000 40 948 5,000
Union (without TarBase) Integrated 926 1,818 4,983 1,505 6,063 24,553
Expressed union (without TarBase) Integrated 163 448 701 240 2,034 4,337
Union (with TarBase) Integrated 1,063 3,711 14,548 1,631 7,208 34,111
Expressed union (with TarBase) Integrated 181 605 1,020 256 2,188 4,653
  1. The integrated datasets involve data from all the prediction sets with or without the experimentally validated miRNA-target pairs. Among them, the expressed union sets were formed by considering only the expressed miRNAs and mRNAs in the corresponding union sets. We used these four expressed union sets (with or without TarBase, high confidence or high coverage) in our analyses.