[gmx-users] Re: Re: Pyroglutamic Acid - Topology (pdb2gmx)

Tsjerk Wassenaar tsjerkw at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 14:13:05 CEST 2009


> The problem comes from the special linkage between PGL and whatever the
> subsequent amino acid is - the amide is formed through the side chain.  As
> such, you will need to specify a special bond in specbond.dat before this
> connectivity will be recognized.  If this is successful, then the PHE should
> no longer be recognized as a terminal residue and thus will not receive any
> additional protonation.

That's not correct. Pyroglutamic acid is basically a proline with an
oxy group due to formation of an intra-residue ester bond. There's no
bond between the side chain and the next amino acid.



Tsjerk A. Wassenaar, Ph.D.
Junior UD (post-doc)
Biomolecular NMR, Bijvoet Center
Utrecht University
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