Contents. List of Contributors. Foreword. Preface. CGRP and the Neuromuscular Junction (T. Lorno). Control of Nerve Sprouting at the Neuromuscular Junction by Extrinsic Local Signals and Intrinsic Neuronal Components (P. Caroni). Remodeling and Elimination of Neuromuscular Synapses (A.A. Herrera). Changes in the Distribution of Synapse Specific Molecules at the Neuromuscular Junction Upon Synaptic Retraction (M.J. Werle). A Model of Developmental Synapse Elimination in the Central Nervous System: Possible Mechanisms and Functional Consequences (A.M. Lohof, Y. Bailly, N. Delhaye-Bouchaud, and J. Mariani). Synaptic Aspects of the Cellular Prion Protein (J. Fournier, F. Escaig-Haye, T. Billette de Villerneur, and O. Robain). Molecular Modification of Neural Networks: Altering Synaptic Function through the use of Viral Mediated Gene Transfer (M.W. Halterman and H.J. Federoff). Multiple Nicotinic Receptor Subtypes and their Roles on Individual Neurons (W.G. Conroy, Z. Zhang, and D.K. Berg). Neurotransmitter Release and Synaptic Plasticity (E.P. Huang and C.F. Stevens). Recording Membrane Currents from Presynaptic Nerve Terminals (A. Mallart). Peptidergic Modulation of Synaptic Transmission in a Rhythmic Motor System (E. Marder, J.C. Jorge-Rivera, V. Kilman, and J.M. Weimann). Neonatal Myasthenia Gravis: Clinical and Pathophysiological Aspects (B. Eynard). Marine Toxins Affecting Quantal Acetylcholine Release and Transmission at the vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction (J. Molgo, F.A. Meunier, C. Colasante, and B. Poulain). Cellular and Molecular Mode of Action of Botulinum and Tetanus Neurotoxins (B. Poulain, F. Doussau, C. Colasante, F. Deloye, and J. Molgo). Disorders of the Human Neuromuscular Junction (A. Vincent). Shifts in the Thrombin: Protease Nexin I Balance in Postnatal and Degenerative Synapse Elimination (B.W. Festoff, B.A. Citron, and I.V. Smirnova). Index.