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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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The relationship between TNF mRNA and protein was investigated in the hepatocyte apoptosis in vitro model.
In murine models, it has been shown that a blockade of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) using the antagonist RU-38486 can prevent the occurrence of low-dose-induced TNF tolerance in vivo suggesting that glucocorticoids and their receptor(s) contribute to the formation of tolerance [19].
Different gene loci within the HLA-DR and TNF regions are independently associated with susceptibility and severity in Spanish rheumatoid arthritis patients.
In the past decades, several monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based TNF antagonists have been developed (Fig.
TNF alpha released from macrophages and hepatocytes that stimulate inflammatory response is important in the first response defense to hepatitis C.
The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers are highly effective therapy for numerous autoimmune inflammatory diseases.
The lack of measurements of the amount of TNF and the expression of TNF-[alpha] gene in the bladder tissue is the major limitation of this study.
Tuberculosis is one of several possible side effects related to TNF inhibitors.
Among these factors, cytokines play key roles in mediating inflammatory reactions, especially IL and TNF, which are potent and primary inflammatory molecules mediating acute inflammation.
(8) Since the soluble forms of TNF receptors can compete with the cell-associated TNF-receptors for TNF, it was suggested that they may function as inhibitors of TNF activity.
patients with RA showed that every 6 months of treatment with an anti-TNF drug cut the rate of CV events by 13%, compared with RA patients who did not receive a TNF blocker.