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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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52) Dietary interactions, particularly with carbohydrates, may be the missing piece of the IGF puzzle.
Ponce et al [134] studied the developmentally regulated expression of IGF I and other related factors and observed that IGF-I reached the highest expression levels at 18 days after hatching (11.
The type 2 IGF receptor, also known as cation-independent mannose-6-phosphate receptor (IGF-R2/ M-6-P), is structurally and functionally different from the IGF-R1.
Our results for isolating IGF-1 and FSHR genes from the blood sample are in corresponding with the following conclusion of [28] where he has suggested that ovarian IGF are a composite of IGF from both endocrine (liver) and autocrine and paracrine (ovary) sources.
Las IGFBPs, por su parte, son proteinas transportadoras de alta afinidad, que se unen al IGF, prolongan su vida media y bloquean su accion, con habilidad para inhibir en el ovario los efectos sinergicos de IGF-1 y FSH (6,20,21,41,46,50).
net/igc; the IGF finalists are available at http://spoon.
mRNA of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) quantification and presence of IGF binding proteins, and receptors for growth hormone, IGF-I and insulin, determined by reverse transcribed polymerase chain reaction, in the liver of growing and mature male cattle.
In the present study, hepatic IGF BP1 mRNA correlated with serum IGF1 in male offspring of chromium-treated fathers, but not in controls; serum glucose correlated positively with hepatic IGF BP1 in chromium-group offspring but negatively in controls.
The IGF is seen as an innovative platform under the UN umbrella, since its multi-stakeholder approach allows equal participation for all sections of society.
The synthesized 10 [micro]l of IGF cDNA was added to the following reaction mixture: Taq-polymerase enzyme solution (10xbuffer (5 [micro]l), 500 [micro]M dNTP (5 [micro]l), 25 mM Mg[Cl.
Obese individuals, especially those with highly metabolically active visceral fat, are likely to develop insulin resistance, which leads to increased IGF-1 and decreased IGF BP-3 levels.
It is evident from many studies that the mechanisms by which IGFs act are complex and involve not only the two IGFs themselves but also two cell membrane receptors and a family of at least six binding proteins (IGFBP-1-6), which are responsible for modulating IGF action (Jones and Clemmons, 1995; Clemmons, 1998).