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Table 2 Difference of miRNAs cluster targets enrichment between female and male

From: Comprehensive analysis of miRNA profiles reveals the role of Schistosoma japonicum miRNAs at different developmental stages



Specific functional enrichments


Cluster 1 (pairing stage)

Regulation of chemotaxis

Leukocyte proliferation

Cell junction organization

Regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition

Cluster 2 (developmental and mature stage)

Response to BMP (bone morphogenetic protein)

Female pregnancy

Spermatid differentiation

Regulation of meiotic cell cycle

Cluster 3 (egg production stage)

Nerve development

Chemosensory behavior


Cluster 1 (pairing stage)

Sex differentiation

Meiotic nuclear division

Cluster 2 (developmental and mature stage)

Regulation of immune effector process

Regulation of cell growth

Regulation of response to biotic stimulus

Cluster 3 (egg production stage)

Cell communication by chemical coupling

Regulation of cholesterol homeostasis

Regulation of protein activation cascade

Body morphogenesis