LinDing Group

Welcome to iLoc-miRNA

The location of miRNAs in cells determines their function in regulation activity. Studies have shown that miRNAs are stable in the extracellular environment that mediates cell-to-cell communication and are located in the intracellular region that responds to cellular stress and environmental stimuli. Here, we present a new data partitioning strategy that categorizes functionally similar locations for the precise and instructive prediction of miRNA subcellular location in Homo sapiens. To characterize the localization signals, we adopted one-hot encoding with post padding to represent the whole miRNA sequences, and proposed a deep bidirectional long short-term memory with the multi-head self-attention algorithm to model. The algorithm showed high selectivity in distinguishing extracellular miRNAs and intracellular miRNAs.