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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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In SJL/TNF-knockout mice, EAE induced with mouse spinal cord homogenate (antigen 1) turned out to be inordinately severe, suggesting an unanticipated protective role for TNF in this form of EAE.
Many signaling proteins are turned on in the TNF production process, and we are looking at these pathways to identify potential targets of inhibition.
What we have found--and published--is that the astrocytes from the EAE-susceptible animals made a great deal of TNF, but astrocytes from the resistant strain made very little.
They found that the TNF suppressed the inflammatory response of the macrophages and monocytes.
This review will primarily focus on the contributions of observational registries to our understanding of the safety of TNF antagonists, particularly with respect to risk of infection, malignancy, and CV outcomes.
METHODS: We genotyped six tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TNF and LTA, including functional variants, in 596 nuclear families consisting of asthmatics 4-17 years of age and their parents in Mexico City.
3SBio's anti-TNF mAb, designated SSS07, has completed pre-clinical testing and demonstrated higher potency than the best-known available TNF inhibitors, including adalimumab and infliximab, potentially improving treatment options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Manufacturers of TNF blockers have been asked by the FDA to report cases of malignancies in children, adolescents, and adults aged 30 years and younger treated with TNF blockers and to conduct in-depth follow-up of them.
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The TNF gene has a common variant in the promoter region G-308A that has been associated with TNF-[alpha] expression regulation in some studies.
University of California (Oakland, CA) has patented a method for mediating the biological effects of the cytokine TNF by binding to receptors on the surface of cells.
TNF and the TNA Districts worked together this year to sponsor nursing walks across the state.