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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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Platelet-derived growth factor exerts its function by binding to 3 different tyrosine kinase receptors.
The endothelin peptides ET-1, ET-2, ET-3, and sarafotoxin S6b are co-mitogenic with platelet-derived growth factor for vascular smooth muscle cells.
Lenvatinib is an oral multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with a novel binding mode that selectively inhibits the kinase activities of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), in addition to other proangiogenic and oncogenic pathway-related TKIs including fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR), the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor PDGFR?
It targets growth factors, which have been shown to be potentially involved in pulmonary fibrosis - the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR), and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR).
One common subtype is characterized by cells with increased signaling from a protein called platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR).
Johnson & Johnson had already been monitoring a potential cancer link, as becaplermin, a recombinant form of human platelet-derived growth factor, inherently had the potential to accelerate disease.
Alpha] granules contain a number of different proteins, including fibrinogen, platelet-derived growth factor, von Willebrand factor, factor V, fibronectin, [Beta]-thromboglobulin, and heparin-neutralizing factor (platelet factor 4).
Says Bonner, "Perhaps the most significant finding so far is that we defined the importance of two receptors--the platelet-derived growth factor receptor and the epidermal growth factor receptor--to the progression of lung fibrosis and showed that blocking these receptors with specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors reduced the fibrotic effect of vanadium pentoxide in rats.
Along with his mentor, he demonstrated that nitric oxide and cyclic GMP inhibit smooth muscle and mesangial cell growth and proliferation induced by serum and various growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor, epidermal growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and fibroblast growth factor.
For example, receptors for several growth-promoting cytokines--such as interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-[alpha], platelet-derived growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor--are expressed on the CLL cell surface.
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