[gmx-developers] Intermolecular interactions
mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 17:19:36 CEST 2015
The patch Justin mentions seems to work and is likely to be in 5.1
On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 4:04 PM Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> I am working on doing some absolute binding free energy calculations and am
> running into difficulty preserving the orientation of the ligand. I have
> a bunch of things to try to recapitulate the behavior we can achieve in
> (e.g. dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci300505n) with intermolecular dihedral and angle
> restraints, but long story short, I haven't found a way to do it. I need
> preserve the dihedral between the centers-of-mass of four rings (two in a
> cofactor, two in the inhibitor being annihilated). Merging the topologies
> didn't work because I can't selectively annihilate the inhibitor unless the
> cofactor is also annihilated, and use of explicit B-state dummy atom types
> the inhibitor requires manual editing of hundreds of bonded interactions,
> I don't think is effective.
> It seems that there is a patch in Gerrit that has languished for several
> (https://gerrit.gromacs.org/#/c/2566/) that appears it might do what I
> I'm happy to provide feedback/testing on that patch if someone (Berk?) can
> me if I can use the intermolecular bondeds to set up a dihedral restraint
> is lambda-dependent (i.e. perturbed as a function of restraint-lambdas in
> .mdp)? The pull code works fine to preserve a few translational
> restraints that
> I need, but the relative orientation is the issue I have. Simply applying
> intermolecular dihedral potential would likely also suffice in lieu of a
> restraint if the latter is not possible.
> Getting this feature implemented would be a great benefit and I'm happy to
> the guinea pig for it to get it merged.
> Thanks for any insight!
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
> Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
> Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
> School of Pharmacy
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