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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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Immunohistochemical staining was then performed using monoclonal antibodies of anti mouse VEGF (sc-7269) and anti-human Flk-1(sc-6251) (Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc, CA).
The study has centred on understanding how these two types of VEGF work and why the body makes one form rather than the other.
There are 3 known VEGF receptor tyrosine kinases, VEGFRs 1, 2, and 3, that are exclusively expressed in endothelial cells, hematopoietic stem cells, and tumor cells (14), (15).
Various studies have proposed using various VEGF factors to complement osteogenic factors for the treatment of ON in animal models.
165] produced in Escherichia coli as the calibrator; however, they quantify glycosylated VEGF equally.
Luisa Iruela-Arispe and her colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles developed a strain of mice that can't produce VEGF.
In this issue, Konokoglu et al (5) studied the interrelationship between serum VEGF concentration, nitric oxide (NO), and urokinase type plasminogen activator (u-PA) in patients with breast cancer.
PRS-050 binds to all splice variants of VEGF-A with picomolar affinity and antagonizes VEGF binding to its receptors VEGF-R1 and VEGF-R2.
In addition, VEGF had been identified as a vascular permeability factor before its discovery as an endothelial cell mitogen (Senger et al.
Therapeutic agents covered under the newly issued patent are based on the use of antibodies that bind to and selectively neutralize the blood vessel growth factor VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor).