Table 2.

Particles released from virus infected cells

Particle type and characteristicsReference(s)
VirionSize (nm)Density (g/ml)MicrovesicleSize (nm)Density (g/ml)
HIV∼1001.13–1.21HIV exosomes∼1001.13–1.2126
HCV35–1001.10–1.14HCV exosomes∼100∼1.0854
HBV441.20–1.28HBV subviral particles
    Quasi-spherical221.2082
    Filamentsup to 1,20022
HSV150–2001.07–1.26HSV L particles80–20010, 146, 147
HCMV150–2001.18–1.22HCMV exosomes20–501.08–1.1716, 162, 169
EBV150–200∼1.20EBV exosomes40–1001.08–1.2287, 159
EBV shedding microvesicles>100128, 160
Vaccinia virus360 by 270 by 2501.13–1.21Vaccinia virus microvesicles50–2001.2539, 140