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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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Swinler et al., "Mutational inactivation of transforming growth factor [beta] receptor type II in microsatellite stable colon cancers," Cancer Research, vol.
Aubin, "Effects of transforming growth factor [beta] and epidermal growth factor on cell proliferation and the formation of bone nodules in isolated fetal rat calvaria cells," Journal of Cellular Physiology, vol.
Bailly, "Activation of transforming growth factor [beta] by Trypanosoma cruzi," Cellular Microbiology, vol.
Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 Injection (Santa Cruz Biotechnology, 10410 Finnell Street Dallas, Texas 75220, USA; Tel +1-8004-57-3801; email scbt@scbt.com; URL www.scbt.com) 50 ug (stored at - 40Adeg C in ultra-low temperature freezer) was taken.
Caption: Figure 6: Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-[beta]1) levels in cutaneous scalded rat serum.
Hazard Variable ratio 95% CI P Stage I + II vs stage III + IV 1.158 1.127-2.132 0.012 High TGF-[beta]1 level vs low 1.213 1.204-3.876 0.001 TGF-[beta]1 level Lymph node metastasis vs non-lymph 1.214 1.174-2.930 0.093 node metastasis Distant metastasis vs no distant 1.564 1.328-2.635 0.087 metastasis High + moderate differentiation vs 1.132 0.678-1.873 0.624 poor differentiation TGF-[beta]1: Transforming growth factor beta1.
The gene for human transforming growth factor alpha is on the short arm of chromosome 2.
Abbreviations: Ang-II, angiotensin II; NOX, NADPH oxidase; PKC, [Ca.sup.2+]-dependent protein kinase C; ROS, reactive oxygen species; TGF-/I1, transforming growth factor type beta 1; T[beta]R, TGF-[beta] receptor.
Transforming growth factor beta l modulates extracellular matrix organization and cell-cell junctional complex during in vitro angiogenesis J Cell Physiol 1990; 142: 117-28.
Bone contains a cocktail of growth factors including transforming growth factor beta (TGFP platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) and fibroblast growth factors (FGFs).

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