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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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Inagi et al., "Metallothionein is upregulated by hypoxia and stabilizes hypoxia-inducible factor in the kidney," Kidney International, vol.
These adaptive responses are orchestrated by the hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), "master" regulators of the hypoxic response [11].
Gatter et al., "The expression and distribution of the hypoxia-inducible factors HIF-1[alpha] and HIF-2[alpha] in normal human tissues, cancers, and tumor-associated macrophages," The American Journal of Pathology, vol.
Hypoxia-induced autophagy is mediated through hypoxia-inducible factor induction of BNIP3 and BNIP3L via their BH3 domains.
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 is a basic-helix-loop-helix-PAS heterodimer regulated by cellular O2 tension.
Bunn, "Regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha is mediated by an [O.sub.2]-dependent degradation domain via the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Semenza, "HER2 (neu) signaling increases the rate of hypoxia-inducible factor 1a (HIF-1a) synthesis: novel mechanism for HIF-1-mediated vascular endothelial growth factor expression," Molecular & Cellular Biology, vol.
Various stimuli, such as ROS and CI [7, 8], are able to activate hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1).
Kretschmer et al., "Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-regulated lysyl oxidase is involved in Staphylococcus aureus abscess formation," Infection and Immunity, vol.
And rather than esophagitis due to GERD being a top-down process, from surface epithelium to submucosa, multiple lines of evidence now suggest it is a bottom-up phenomenon sparked by activation of a hypoxia-inducible factor that occurs when esophageal epithelium is exposed to acidic bile salts, Rhonda Souza, MD, said at the meeting sponsored by the American Gastroenterological Association.
Based on target prediction programs (miRTarBase, TargetScan, miRanda, and MiRBase) and published papers, we found highly evidenced candidate target genes (hypoxia-inducible factor 1A and Cullin 2 genes for hypoxia and angiogenesis; cyclin-dependent kinase 6 (CDK6), Cyclin D1 (CCND1), Cyclin E1 (CCNE1), and CCND3 genes for cell cycle) of hsa-miR-424-5p.

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