Pharmaceutical Bank Podcast

Coronavirus- AstraZeneca DNA COVID-19 Vaccine explained

February 18, 2021 Dainis Season 1 Episode 1
Pharmaceutical Bank Podcast
Coronavirus- AstraZeneca DNA COVID-19 Vaccine explained
Show Notes

Our podcast is to discuss and explain: the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is based on the virus's genetic instructions for building the spike protein. However, unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which store the instructions in single-stranded RNA, the Oxford vaccine uses double-stranded DNA.

After the vaccine is injected into a person’s arm, the adenoviruses bump into cells and latch onto proteins on their surface. The cell engulfs the virus in a bubble and pulls it inside. Once inside, the adenovirus escapes from the bubble and travels to the nucleus, the chamber where the cell’s DNA is stored.

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