Kamei A, Watanabe Y, Shinozaki F, Yasuoka A, Kondo T, Ishijima T, Toyoda T, Arai S, Abe K. Administration of a maple syrup extract to mitigate their hepatic inflammation induced by a high-fat diet: a transcriptome analysis. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 2015, 79:1893-7. doi.org/10.1080/09168451.2015.1042833
Effects of the administration of maple syrup extract (MSX) on hepatic gene expression were investigated in mice fed a high-fat diet. Gene annotation enrichment analysis based on gene ontology revealed some changes in the expression of genes related to lipid metabolism and the immune response in MSX-fed mice. Detailed analysis of these data indicated that MSX ingestion mitigates hepatic inflammation.