Roussev RG, Ng SC, Coulam CB (2007) Am J Reprod Immunol - 57:262-9

The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), intralipid and soluble human leukocyte antigen (sHLA)-G to suppress natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity in an in vitro assay.

Blood samples taken from 275 women experiencing reproductive failure were analyzed for NK cytotoxicity and the suppression of NK cytotoxicity by IVIg), intralipid and sHLA-G.

Intravenous immunoglobulin, intralipid and sHLA-G suppressed NK cell cytotoxicity with equal efficacy in an in vitro assay. IVIg suppressed by 38.9%, intralipid suppressed by 39% and sHLA-G suppressed by 39%.