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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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platelet-derived growth factor receptor-[alpha]/CEP4 amplification and increase in gene copy numbers were assessed by FISH method in all cases, and no amplification was detected.
Agostinelli et al., "Platelet-derived growth factor alpha mediates the proliferation of peripheral T-cell lymphoma cells via an autocrine regulatory pathway," Leukemia, vol.
Steed, "Clinical evaluation of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor for the treatment of lower extremity ulcers," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
Brozowski et al., "Platelet-derived growth factor receptor is a novel modulator of type a [gamma]-aminobutyric acid-gated ion channels," Molecular Pharmacology, vol.
Increased dermal expression of platelet-derived growth factor receptors in growth-activated skin wounds and psoriasis, J Invest Dermatol 1991;96:983-986.
They secrete several chemokines such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibronectin, fibrinogen, histamine, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), serotonin, and von Willebrand factor.
Also, PRP gel can be used to deliver high quantities of key growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor AB (PDGF-BB), transforming growth factor [beta]-1 (TGF[beta]-1), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and recruit repairing cells to the site of tissue damage [9,10], which are essential to natural wound healing.
The pathogenesis of PDP is not yet clearly understood; however, recently growing evidence supports that the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) could play a central role.
(19) Of the proteins transcribed, the most important in terms of tumor angiogenesis is VEGF, a member of the platelet-derived growth factor family.
(18) The most commonly studied platelet proteins include platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF-[beta]), platelet-derived epidermal growth factor (PDEGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), fibroblastic growth factor (FGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and cytokines including proteins such as platelet factor 4 (PF4) and CD40L.
Periodontal regeneration in class III furcation defects of beagle dogs using guided tissue regenerative therapy with platelet-derived growth factor. J Periodontol 1995;66:462-77.

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