MYH9

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MYH9

A gene on chromosome 22q13.1, which encodes a myosin IIA heavy chain that contains an IQ domain and a myosin head-like domain. It is
involved in cytokinesis, cell motility, maintaining cell shape and specialised functions, such as secretion and capping.

Molecular pathology
MYH9 mutations are linked to non-syndromic sensorineural deafness autosomal dominant type 17, Epstein syndrome, Alport syndrome with macrothrombocytopenia, Sebastian syndrome, Fechtner syndrome and macrothrombocytopenia with progressive sensorineural deafness.
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Despite intense price competition across our businesses, our group's gross margin actually increased YoY from 63% to 71% (excluding the USC rebate in 1H03) in response to the improving revenue mix towards the more profitable FTNS segment.
Capex of HK$183 million, majority of which was for FTNS enhancement.
Operating loss from FTNS business was reduced by 16% to HK$36 million but our IDD business recorded a 41% fall to HK$71million.
In order to propel our development in telecommunications services to provide comprehensive and all-rounded services, one of major initiatives for our FTNS services has been to build our own fibre backbone with the aim of boosting service quality and capacity, a condition necessary to fix our cost structure.
Our confidence is derived from our secured position in the IDD market plus our strong growth in the FTNS market, giving us two, not one, reliable revenue streams.
Mobile phone, IDD and FTNS pricing and fee restructuring.
The total size of the telecoms services market in China in value and volume across FTNS, IDD, pager and mobile sectors.
According to John Muleta, president of PSINet's global facilities development division, "The issuance of these three FTNS licenses to PSINet will open up Hong Kong's telecommunications market to competition, thereby expanding network coverage and driving down prices for broadband services.
In October 1999, HKBB already joined hands with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to field trial local wireless FTNS technology at HKUST campus, the first ever in Hong Kong.
FTNS is a UK company that employs a hundred staff in technical, sales, and marketing functions.
This strategic relationship with FTNS is in synch with our own aggressive network expansion in Europe," said Dan Williams, manager, CompuServe international marketing.