[gmx-users] tfe

Justin A. Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Mon Aug 18 17:11:04 CEST 2008

shahrbanoo karbalaee wrote:
> Dear justin
> as your telling I have two way for my problem:
> 1-choose force field that is compatible to TFE(with 7 atom) that I
> used another force field.I made tfe.pdb (with 7 atom) and choose
> gromos 96 but I got error that dont found HO atom.

Are you trying to create the topology with pdb2gmx?  If so, which parameter set 
of Gromos96?  There are several, you know.  You have to give background (and 
again, as always, commands) to get information.  No one on this list can get 
inside your head!  If you're using pdb2gmx, it should work, as there are TFE 
entries within Gromos96 (at least, the 53a5 and 53a6 parameter sets), if you use 
the right atom nomenclature.  Check the .rtp file.

> 2)another way,I must itp file for tfe with opls forcefield.IF it is
> please advise me.

You can certainly make one.  Have a look at:


The bottom line is this: Do not choose a force field simply because it may make 
your life easier in automating some steps of system preparation.  Choose a force 
field that will accurately simulate the properties you are interested in, using 
the best model.  I don't know whether Gromos96 or OPLS-AA will be better for 
you, and maybe (when using an appropriate model) they will give equivalent 
results.  The choice is yours, and will require lots of background reading and 
careful consideration.


> first  I must make topology file with pd2gmx for tfe and make tfe.itp
> .and insert in top folder?
> best and appreciate you very much
> sh-karbalaee
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Justin A. Lemkul
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
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