[gmx-users] I need 256 lipids ...
steletch at jouy.inra.fr
Thu Nov 30 11:20:50 CET 2006
I'm willing to simulate a membrane protein, and to gain lipid
equilibration time, i'm using either Dr Tieleman's lipids or Dr
Vattulainen's lipids (dppc 128 / dppc64).
In order to fully surround my protein, i need to enlarge those boxes to
get at least 256 lipids (thus multiply the 64 lipids by 4).
To perform the enlargment, i used genconf:
genconf -f dppc64.pdb -o dppc256.pdb -nbox 2 2 1
But when i try to use the resulting dppc256.pdb, the system crashes
(even if i try to fully minimize it first). I assume the problem arises
from overlapping atoms while doing genconf but i thought this was the
goal of the tool to be carefull about this.
I've been able to perform some dynamics (1 ns test systems) without
problems if i do not use genconf ...
Is there any problem in my methodology ?
Is there a clever way to duplicate the starting lipids ?
I'm willing to do a full automated process for the lipids, this is why i
did use genconf. I'm actually trying to build manually the lipid
bilayer, but since i'm not sure whether i'll use dppc, dmpc, popc, i'm
still searching for an automated method.
Thanks a lot in avdance for your answers,
Stéphane Téletchéa, PhD. http://www.steletch.org
Unité Mathématique Informatique et Génome http://migale.jouy.inra.fr/mig
INRA, Domaine de Vilvert Tél : (33) 134 652 891
78352 Jouy-en-Josas cedex, France Fax : (33) 134 652 901
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