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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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Effects of [E.sub.2] on leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) mRNA levels in endometrial explant cultures.
Effects of [P.sub.4] on leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF and leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) mRNA levels in endometrial explant cultures.
(5' [right arrow] 3') For RT-PCR and real-time PCR LIF F: TCA ATC CTG GTG CTG TGA AC NM_214402.2 R: CAG CCC AGC TTC TTC TTC TG LIFR F: GGT CGC AAA GAG TGG AGT GA XM_021076925.1 R: TTC TGC CAA TCT GTG CCG AT RPL7 F: AAG CCA AGC ACT ATC ACA AGG AATACA NM_001 1 13217 R: TGC AAC ACC TTT CTG ACC TTT GG For in situ hybridization LIF F: GTC ACC CAT GTC ACA GCA AC NM_214402.2 R: CAG CCC AGC TTC TTC TTC TG LIFR F: TCC CGA CAA TTT TTG ATT CC XM 021076924.1 R: TCA CAG GAT CCC TCC AAG AC LIF, leukemia inhibitory factor; LIFR, leukemia inhibitory factor receptor; RPL7, ribosomal protein L7.
Leukemia inhibitory factor stimulates the transition of primordial to primary follicle and supports the goat primordial follicle viability in vitro.
The effect of leukemia inhibitory factor and coculture on the in vitro maturation and ultrastructure of vitrified and nonvitrified isolated mouse preantral follicles.
Polyethylene glycated leukemia inhibitory factor antagonist inhibits human blastocyst implantation and triggers apoptosis by down-regulating embryonic AKT.
Chen, "The low expression of leukemia inhibitory factor in endometrium: possible relevant to unexplained infertility with multiple implantation failures," Cytokine, vol.
El-Serogy, "Assessment of leukemia inhibitory factor and glycoprotein 130 expression in endometrium and uterine flushing: a possible diagnostic tool for impaired fertility," BMC Women's Health, vol.
Stewart, "Uterine expression of leukemia inhibitory factor coincides with the onset of blastocyst implantation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
A secreted von Willebrand factor type a domain-containing factor, is regulated by leukemia inhibitory factor in the uterus at the time of embryo implantation.
Stem cell factor and leukemia inhibitory factor promote primordial germ cell survival by suppressing programmed cell death (apoptosis).
Leukemia inhibitory factor regulates glucocorticoid receptor expression in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.