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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

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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Neuropeptides regulate expression of angiogenic growth factors in human dental pulp fibroblasts.
For circulating angiogenic growth factors levels, compared to nondiabetes participants, diabetes patients had higher levels of plasma Ang-2 and VEGF and lower levels of Ang-1 (Table 1).
Recent researches show constituents of "TOU method," Angelica dahurica and thorns of Gleditsia sinensis, exhibit antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities [28, 29]; the constituents of "TUO method," Astragalus membranaceus and Angelica sinensis, promote angiogenesis and the expression of angiogenic growth factors [30, 31].
The angiogenic growth factors vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PlGF) are important for placental development and angiogenesis, whereas soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) binds to these proteins and thereby inhibits their activity.
Analysis of concerted expression of angiogenic growth factors in acute myeloid leukemia: expression of angiopoietin-2 represents an independent prognostic factor for overall survival.
There are four steps involved in the growth of blood vessels within tumors: i) the release of angiogenic growth factors by cancerous cells, ii) the disintegration of the basement membrane of a pre-existing capillary through the action of MMPs, iii) the proliferation and migration of endothelial cells to form sprouts, and iv) the formation of a capillary tube through the eventual contact of sprouts (Li et al., 2000; Boik, 2001).
Currently, Cleveland Clinic doctors are participating in a trial in which angiogenic growth factors (natural proteins that stimulate cell growth and differentiation) are injected directly into leg muscles of PAD patients to see if new blood vessels will grow and reconnect with the larger vessels, resulting in improved blood flow in the leg.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, the authors of these 20 articles cover the latest in studies of CAS and include such topics as epidemiology, pathophysiology, imaging, antithrombotic therapy, stroke prevention, management of hypertension, diet, angiogenesis and angiogenic growth factors as future therapies for cerebrovascular disease, risks and benefits, surgical controversies, symptomatic occlusion, stenting, and endovascular therapies.
Capillary pericytes express one of the major angiogenic growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).
Furthermore, the study showed that the higher the expression of angiogenic growth factors, the worse the prognosis.
These transcription factors induce the expression of angiogenic growth factors, inflammatory cytokines, and extracellular membrane components which in turn are involved in further glycolysis [36].