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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.

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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.

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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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Dosedependent modulation of tissue factor protein and procoagulant activity in human monocyte-derived macrophages by oxidized low density lipoprotein.
CD40 ligand enhances monocytes tissue factor expression and thrombin generation via oxidative stres in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Mackman, "The many faces of tissue factor," Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, vol.
Lupu, "Expression, localization, and activity of tissue factor pathway inhibitor in normal and atherosclerotic human vessels," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol.
In PD patients, we found a significant correlation between Kt/V and CD40L (r = 0.867; 0.001) and between Kt/V and CD62P (r = 0.686; p = 0.028), while there was no significant correlation between Kt/V and tissue factor binding on monocytes and platelet-monocyte aggregates, respectively (data not shown).
Prydz, "Cell biology of tissue factor, the principal initiator of blood coagulation," Thrombosis Research, vol.
2.7 ml whole blood (WB) were collected into evacuated citrated tube containing (1/10 volume of 0.129 mol/L sodium citrate) (Vacutainer, Becton Dickinson) for preparation of platelets rich plasma and subsequently used for assessment of reticulated platelets and tissue factor expression on the platelets.
Because of prolonged reaction time (14.7-52.7 minutes) with kaolin and diluted tissue factor, undiluted human tissue factor was used in all avian samples because it provided the shortest reaction time.
Of particular interest is tissue factor (TF), a potent procoagulant found in endothelial and blood cells, as well as, in tumour cells.
Activated factor VII (FVIIa) forms a complex with tissue factor (TF), an integral membrane protein exposed on the vascular lumen upon injury.

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