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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.

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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.

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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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Essam, "Hepatocyte growth factor as a tumor marker in the serum of patients with prostate cancer," Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute, vol.
Regulation of cell growth and motility by hepatocyte growth factor and receptor expression in various cell species.
[LHL.sub.15] = reflects rate of accumulation in the liver, [HH.sub.15] = reflects rate of disapperance in blood, T Bil = total bilirubin, D Bil = direct bilirubin, HGF = hepatocyte growth factor, PT = prothromblin time.
Keith March's group on the effects of growth factors, in particular hepatocyte growth factor (HGF).
The researchers isolated NK4 in 1989 by taking apart a protein called hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which normally attaches to a receptor molecule on the surface of cells.
The new mechanism was observed when researchers injected cells of a protein taken from a rat called hepatocyte growth factor, which previously has been shown to promote liver cells to regenerate and reproduce, they said.
A recent study indicated that an angiogenic profile can be established for tumor patients by measuring the plasma concentrations of the cytokines VEGF, hepatocyte growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, TNF-[alpha], and transforming growth factor-[beta].
[17] Live protein extracts of liver improve the regenerative capabilities of the liver because of their high levels of Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), a cell-signaling protein that stimulates the growth of new hepatic cells.
Scientists already knew a substance called hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) caused liver cells to multiply.
The chemical, hepatocyte growth factor or HOF, is thought to be responsible for the development of blood vessels in the umbilical cord linking the mother to the baby in the womb.
Then, rBM-MSCs were cultured in IMDM supplemented with 20ng/ml hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), 10ng/ml bFGF, and 4.9 mmol/ml nicotinamide for 7 days.

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