[gmx-users] charge atoms
tsjerkw at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 22:44:16 CEST 2008
When the question is "what's the dynamics of a GlcN chain?", it is
quite important to have a proper set of parameters. If the question is
"what would a protein do when something resembling a GlcN chain is
inserted (e.g. Lysozyme)?" then you may get away using a set of
parameters derived from available building blocks with similar groups,
using "chemical intuition". In particular, this would apply to
simulations aimed at comparing behaviour... at a qualitative level.
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:45 PM, Justin A. Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> cesteban at unsl.edu.ar wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I am trying to analyze the dynamics of polymer of GlcN residues using
>> ffG53a6 force field.
>> I made a new building block in .rtp file, but I haven´t the charge of some
>> Which is the best procedure to obtein new charges?
> For some general information, refer here:
> With empirical force fields like Gromos96, a reasonable starting point is to
> identify similar functional groups from other molecules (those that have
> been parameterized already), and apply them to your molecule.
> The extent of the validation is up to you, but rigorous verification of the
> parameters typically involves some sort of free energy calculations. I have
> seen several instances in the literature where investigators have molecules
> that are very similar to existing compounds in the force field, and they
> have skipped the validation steps. Whether or not that is acceptable is up
> to you...
>> Someone has experience about this?
>> Any help would be appreciated
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> Justin A. Lemkul
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