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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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Rasmussen et al., "Interaction of the small interstitial proteoglycans biglycan, decorin and fibromodulin with transforming growth factor [beta]," The Biochemical Journal, vol.
Transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha) and other targets of tumor necrosis factor-alpha converting enzyme (TACE) in murine polycystic kidney disease.
Connective tissue growth factor induction by lysophosphatidic acid requires transactivation of transforming growth factor type beta receptors and the JNK pathway.
Transforming growth factor AY effects on osteoclast differentiation via direct and indirect actions J Bone Min Res 2001; 16: 1787-94.
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There is an accumulation of ECM in the lamina cribrosa (LC) and trabecular meshwork (TM) and upregulation of profibrotic factors such as transforming growth factor [beta] (TGF[beta]), collagen1[alpha]1 (COL1A1), and [alpha]-smooth muscle actin ([alpha]SMA).
Mohan, "Role of transforming growth factor beta in corneal function, biology and pathology," Current Molecular Medicine, vol.
Noble, "Transforming growth factor in tissue fibrosis," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
GDF-15 is a member of the transforming growth factor [beta] superfamily; it is also known as macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1, placental transforming growth factor-[beta], gene placental bone morphogenic protein, prostate-derived factor, NSAID (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug)-activated gene 1, and placental transforming growth factor-[beta].
To test this, LX-2 cells were treated with TCDD in both the absence and presence of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-[beta]) to induce fibrogenesis or the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta (IL-1[beta]).
Transforming growth factor [beta]1 (TGF-[beta]1) is implicated in the regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, and migration, as well as extracellular matrix (ECM) production, apoptosis and tumorigenesis [1].

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