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In Barrantes (2013), citation and reference details to the articles mentioned within the Preface were omitted from the published version of the paper.

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Synaptic vesicle dynamics and (trans-)synaptic regulation, co-authored by the Company of Biologists Young Investigator Awardee Jesica Raingo, of the University of La Plata, and ChiHye Chung, Konkuk University, describes various facets of pre-synaptic vesicle dynamics and trans-synaptic regulation (Chung and Raingo 2013). Tomoaki Shirao, Neurobiology & Behavior, Gunma University, and Christian González-Billault, University of Santiago, summarize cytoskeletal regulation of dendritic spine formation (Shirao and González-Billault 2013). Nanoscopic imaging (STED microscopy) developed by Prof. Stefan Hell's group at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen is summarized by Christian Eggeling, Katrin Willig, and Francisco Barrantes (Eggeling et al. 2013). STED microscopy enables subdiffractional imaging of membrane dynamics, synapses or dendritic spines, opening new avenues and unique opportunities for future structural and functional analysis of these important structures. A related methodological review was contributed by Daniel Gitler, Kevin Staras, and Dan Mikulincer on Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching (FRAP) (Staras et al. 2013).

The pathology of the synapse is also analyzed in various reviews. Jean-Nöel Octave, Catholic University of Louvain, Journal of Neurochemistry's former Editor-in-Chief Tony Turner, University of Leeds, and their co-authors describe the implications of APP in Alzheimer disease (Octave et al. 2013). Development and maintenance of the synapse and implications for psychiatric disorders are reviewed by Peter Penzes, Northwestern University, Andrés Buonanno, NIH in Bethesda, and Carlo Sala from the CNR Institute of Neuroscience in Milan (Penzes et al. 2013). All in all, the mini-reviews span considerable width and depth of cutting-edge subjects in current synaptic biology and synaptic diseases, the so-called synaptopathies.

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