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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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Long-term preincubation with high TNF concentrations may result in the development of both absolute and induction tolerance [4].
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Although administration of these drugs lowers disease activity, inducing clinical remission in the majority of patients, therapeutic challenges with TNF antagonists are substantial and may result in inadequate responses in some patients.
CTL is responsible both for breakdown of infected cells and for TNF alpha and IFN gamma production (14,15).
The pathogenic mechanism remains actually unknown, but there is the hypothesis of a difference between the interferon [alpha],he TNF and plasmacytoid cell proliferation.
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Because anyone may carry TB bacteria, patients are advised to be tested for TB before taking a TNF inhibitor.
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The second study used data collected from two cohorts: the CARRE (Cardiovascular Research and Rheumatoid Arthritis) study, a prospective Dutch cohort study of 309 randomly selected RA patients who were not treated with a TNF blocker; and the Biologics cohort, a study of 519 Dutch RA patients who have been followed since they began treatment with an anti-TNF drug for the first time, either adalimumab or etanercept.
TRADD TRAF2 and TRADD-FADD interactions define two distinct TNF receptor 1 signal transduction pathways.