Spiderman: The Infection

Spiderman: The Infection

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  • While at a science exhibit, Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. 
  • When Peter was bitten, the spiders radioactive venom penetrated the non-specific, or innate, defense barriers. The barriers include the skin and mucous membranes like the lining and hair in the nose or the lining in the stomach. 
  • Normally when a foreign substance passes the first line of defense, it has to avoid the lymphocytes, or white blood cells, that are involved in the specific, adaptive defense barriers. Because Peter is only a 15 year old, his lymphocytes should have had a better chance of defeating the foreign material since he has been exposed to more diseases than younger children.
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  • The lymphocytes include B cells, T cells, and phagocytes. The B cells secrete antibodies into the infected blood where the venom spread to to ambush the antigen. The T cells can help kill the foreign substance, or signal for complement proteins and phagocytes. The complement proteins and phagocytes cells would also be able to eliminate the foreign antigen. 
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  • Normally Peter may have experienced some pain during the time that the immune system was fighting the venom due to inflammation at the site of the bite. The white blood cells, B and T cells, can secrete chemicals to kill foreign substance; The release of the chemicals increase the blood flow to the infected area, and can result in redness and swelling.
  • But instead of defeating the venom from the spider due to it being radioactive, the venom changed Peter's DNA allowing him to have the abilities of a spider, like climbing up walls. Peter also developed strength and agility.
  • Peter Parker is now know as...
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