Result evaluation. The flowchart illustrates the evaluation of the results returned for the use cases I through IV. The proteins retrieved for use cases I, II and III were first classified based on their presence in the CCK2R map, constituting two groups a and b. The proteins under group b were further evaluated based on evidence of gastrin induced regulation constituting sub-group b1. Proteins in b1 were prioritized based on literature evidence implicating them to respond to stimuli other than gastrin (b1i ), and proteins not reported to be responsive to other stimuli (b1j). Proteins qualifying both as b1 and b1i were considered to be the most promising new putative network members. Similarly, the target genes returned for use case IV were evaluated for their expression in the AR42J cell system and whether these target genes were gastrin responsive. Genes that satisfied both criteria were prioritized as putative network members.