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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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Within the immune system, TGF beta often plays an immunosuppressive role by potently suppressing effector cell proliferation and function while simultaneously promoting differentiation of certain suppressive T-cells.
Besides TGF being a major shareholder in a number of leading firms, it is present on the board of many industrial firms throughout the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
in their entirety to FIM TGF IV for a total consideration of A[pounds sterling]12,500,000
exclusivity provisions of the agreement with FIM TGF IV.
The report includes a compilation of current active projects in research and development of molecules targeting TGF or the TGF receptor.
Such a "network pathway" between angiotensin and TGF beta was previously unknown in the brain.
When injected with with TGF alpha, the stroke-induced rats regained nearly all their motor function, while those rats that did not receive treatment improved just 30 percent.
With over $575 million under management, TGF focuses on acquiring and building middle market companies in partnership with management.
This collaboration follows promising findings showing elevation of CD4 T-cell counts in response to TGF alpha in a rhesus monkey study conducted at the University of Washington.
In September 2005, TGF exited its investment in ENSR International Corp.