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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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Sera were thawed according to protocol, and TNA alpha levels from serum were measured using ELISA with a TNF alpha kit (Invitrogen Human TNF Alpha).
This could involve switching from one TNF inhibitor to another, as some evidence exists that this could be effective.
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They found that the TNF suppressed the inflammatory response of the macrophages and monocytes.
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It has been shown in animal models that by coupling TNF to very small gold particles, so-called colloid gold nanoparticles, less TNF is required for maximal anticancer action, reducing toxicity.
It was originally thought that tumor necrosis factor had an effect only on tumor cells, but now we know from a vast amount of research that TNF is a pleotropic cytokine--in other words, it is produced by many different cell types and acts upon many other different cells types--not just tumors.
Biological medicines directed against TNF can induce and maintain remission in patients with IBD: Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.