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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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Ye, "Regulation of hepatocyte growth factor expression by NF-[kappa]B and PPAR[gamma] in adipose tissue," American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Increase in the circulating level of hepatocyte growth factor in gastric cancer patients.
"Portal branch ligation with a continuous hepatocyte growth factor supply makes extensive hepatectomy possible in cirrhotic rats." Hepatology, 1998; 28(3):756-60.
Previous studies have reported that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) upregulated C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), which is the chemokine receptor for stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), in human hematopoietic stem cells [35].
Two proteins were strongly associated with both MetS and BMI, namely, HGF (hepatocyte growth factor) and Furin.
At the end of incubation, the media was replaced with fresh MHGM containing 35 ng/per mL hepatocyte growth factor and cultured for an additional 24 h.
The Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) is another key factor in the regulation of skeletal muscle homeostasis.
Hirohito, "Translational research to identify clinical applications of hepatocyte growth factor," Hepatology Research, vol.
Kibbe et al., "Safety and Efficacy of Plasmid DNA Expressing two Isoforms of Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia," Gene Therapy, 8 December 2015, DOI:10.1038/gt.2015.110
The mechanism of action behind the usage of WJMCS is that they secrete pro-angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), angiopoietin-1, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor AY1 (TGF-AY1), and early cardiac transcription factors to work effectively.
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and its receptor modulate the motility, growth, and morphogenesis of various cell types [94] and have been shown to have angiogenic activity.
MET is a protein found on the surface of cells and acts as a receptor that binds to another protein called Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), also known as "Scatter Factor".

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