[gmx-users] Zinc-coordinated protein simulation
ssomani at bii.a-star.edu.sg
Mon Aug 22 11:56:45 CEST 2005
For zinc parameters you may refer to
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> The method, David mentioned is a third possibility.
> It depends, what goal you want to achieve.
> If the Zinc is complexed and "just" important to stabilize
> your structure, the bonded method also works. The problem
> with that method is, that, as I know, no parameters are
> available. I took the mean of the distances in the crystal
> structure as bond length and a weak force constant, which I
> took by intuition...:). I did the same for the angles. I
> think, you don't have to care about the dihedrals...It worked
> fine with no settings (so GROMACS sets 0s, when I remember
> correctly). The charge on the zinc shouldn't be 2, according
> to severeal papers, which used that method. with a charge of
> around .7 it worked fine. Don't forget to spread the opposing
> charges equally to the 4 complexing atoms, to achieve a 0
> total charge. If your zinc has a catalytical function, you
> should try the dummy method. This never worked for me, but as
> I now know, I made fatal mistakes in configuring it. So just
> give it a try...I will do that in the future again, but at
> the moment, this has no priority.
> Maik Goette, Dipl. Biol.
> Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
> Theoretical & computational biophysics department
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> Linda wrote:
> > Dear gmx user,
> > I just searched gmx mailing list about the
> zinc-coordinated enzyme
> > simulation, it seems that most people encouter the problem that the
> > zinc goes away from coordinated residue (Cys/His) in enzyme. I saw
> > some people tried to solve this problem with two methods:
> 1. cationic
> > dummy atom method. 2. bonded zinc with His or Cys. I wonder someone
> > has succeeded? If so, would you please share your
> experience? Thanks.
> > Cheers,
> > Linda
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