[gmx-users] Coordinates change after minimization

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Sat Jun 20 14:37:20 CEST 2009

Justin A. Lemkul wrote:
> Ms. Aswathy S wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After minimizing the protein -ligand complex, the co-ordinates have 
>> changed
>> drastically.My idea about minimization was the coordinates will have 
>> minute
>> changes only. In this case my protein is completely transferring to a new
>> co-ordinates.Is that reasonable.??
> The amount of change will depend on the quality of the initial model.  
> If large changes need to be made, they can be.  If the entire protein is 
> moving, then perhaps the box has not been prepared correctly, and the 
> translation is caused by a periodic jump.  Have a look at the output 
> (not just the coordinates) and see if you can deduce what's going on.
Try running g_confrms to see whether they really are very different.

> -Justin
>> Thanks, Aswathy Dept. Biotechnology Ext. 3108 
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