Compound in Licorice Interrupts Sex Steroid Production (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption The licorice compound isoliquiritigenin (iso) interferes with several steps (orange arrows) in the chemical pathway that leads to the production of steroid sex hormones, a new study finds. The research was done in mouse reproductive tissues. Credit Graphic by Julie McMahon Usage Restrictions Credit required: Graphic by Julie McMahon Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.