[gmx-users] density and CG MARTINI force field

merc mertens merc.mertens at gmx.net
Tue Apr 15 16:09:15 CEST 2008

Dear people,

I am trying to use the MARTINI CG force field from Marrink et al. for a 100 residue protein in water. I use the tools from the Marrink website (http://md.chem.rug.nl/~marrink/MARTINI/Downloads.html) for preparation of the necessary gro and itp files. For solvation of my protein I use the water.gro from the same website. However, using editconf/genbox to do so it is difficult to judge the density of system. genbox tells me that it is usually around a value between 220 and 260 g/l depending on boxsize. As the MARTINI forcefield uses a 1-to-4 mapping I think 250 g/l should correspond to 1000 g/l using an all-atom representation of my system. Still, I do not know whether these density values given by genbox are correct. Is there anyway to check this?

Thanks for your help,
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