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factor,

in arithmetic, any number that divides a given number evenly, i.e., without any remainder. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. Similarly in algebra, any one of the algebraic expressions multiplied by another to form a product is a factor of that product, e.g., a+b and ab are factors of a2b 2, since (a+b)(ab)=a2b2. In general, if r is a rootroot,
in mathematics, number or quantity r for which an equation f(r)=0 holds true, where f is some function. If f is a polynomial, r is called a root of f; for example, r=3 and r
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 of a polynomialpolynomial,
mathematical expression which is a finite sum, each term being a constant times a product of one or more variables raised to powers. With only one variable the general form of a polynomial is a0xn+a1x
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 equation f(x)=0, then (xr) is a factor of the polynomial f(x).

factor

[′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
For an integer n, any integer which gives n when multiplied by another integer.
For a polynomial p, any polynomial which gives p when multiplied by another polynomial.
For a graph G, a spanning subgraph of G with at least one edge.
(statistics)
A quantity or a variable being studied in an experiment as a possible cause of variation.

factor

1. Maths
a. one of two or more integers or polynomials whose product is a given integer or polynomial
b. an integer or polynomial that can be exactly divided into another integer or polynomial
2. Med any of several substances that participate in the clotting of blood
3. Law, Commerce a person who acts on another's behalf, esp one who transacts business for another
4. former name for a gene
5. Commercial law a person to whom goods are consigned for sale and who is paid a factorage
6. (in Scotland) the manager of an estate

factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

See also divisor.

factor

A number that divides evenly into another number. For example, 3 and 4 are factors of 12. See factorial and IFP.
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Demonstration of functional cytokine-placental interactions: CSF-1 and GM-CSF stimulate human cytotrophoblast differentiation and peptide hormone secretion.
TNF-[alpha] CGGAATTCGGCT GCTCTAGACCC 27 60 CCCTCTCATCAGTTC TTGAAGAGAACCTGGG IL-2 CTGTGTTGCACT CTGAGTCATTG 32 60 GACGCTTGTC TTGAGATGATGC IL-3 GTATGCTGCTCC CATTCCACGGTC 22 60 CGCTCCTGATG ATAGGGCGAAAG IL-4 ACCTTGCTGTCA TTGTGAGCGTG 24 60 CCCTGTTC GACTCATTC IL-13 GCTCTCGCTTGCC CATCCGAGGCCTT 22 60 TTGGTGGTC TTGGTTAGAG GM-CSF GCATGTAGATGC CATTTCTGGACC 34 63 CATCAAAGAAGC GGCTTCCAGC c-fos AGCCGACTCCTT CAGATAGCTGCTC 23 60 CTCCAGCAT TACTTTGC GAPDH ACCACAGTCCAT TCCACCACCCTG 23 55 GCCATCAC TTGCTGTA Gene Gel conc.
Doctors also hope the GM-CSF genes in the cells will boost the patient's immune system and lymphocytes will attack any cancer cells remaining in his body.
There was a significant increase in the message levels of GM-CSF, IL-1[beta], IL-6, iNOS, MCP-1, MIP-2, and TNF-[alpha].
Overall Survival Benefit in MCL: Patients with a high degree of this T-cell response to vaccination experienced an estimated survival of approximately 75% at 10-years, compared to a survival of approximately 25% in the group of patients with a low degree of T-cell GM-CSF responses (See Figure 2).
Moreover, the recombinant human form of GM-CSF (Leukine) is already approved by the FDA and has been used for years to treat certain cancer patients who need to generate more immune cells," said Potter.
We believe the combination of oncolytic activity with the effects of GM-CSF on the immune system could be potentially useful in treating a number of solid tumours.
Other preliminary clinical trials of GM-CSF suggest that it also may be useful in cancer patients.
The report includes a compilation of currently marketed branded and non-branded G-CSF and GM-CSF products in regulated and non-regulated markets for treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.
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The researchers from the University of Melbourne set out to determine whether blocking GM-CSF could reduce the inflammation and other deleterious effects of cigarette smoke exposure in mice.
OncoVEX GM-CSF is an oncolytic virus that selectively kills tumour cells.