The transient receptor potential cation 6 (TRPC6) channel is an integral membrane protein that alters the intracellular calcium (Ca2+) concentration and is also responsible for a variety of tissue expression, physiological functions and channel properties (Ong et al., 2016). Recently, researchers at RIT have discovered a new therapeutic approach for scleroderma, also known as skin fibrosis, that involves the inhibition of the TRPC6 channel. To help spread awareness of their research and to enhance the user learning experience, an interactive virtual reality (IVR) experience was created, as well as supplemental 3D animations, that will be available through the researcher’s website. Through this immersive experience, users will be able to follow the molecular mechanisms of TRPC6 and see how it is involved in the development and progression of skin fibrosis.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scleroderma (Disease)--Treatment--Study and teaching--Interactive multimedia--Design; Virtual reality--Design; Computer animation
Department, Program, or Center
Medical Illustration (CHST)
Park, Joanne, "Enhancing User Learning Experience of a New Therapeutic Approach for Scleroderma Using VR" (2023). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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