[gmx-users] PMF of ligand transport
ammasachu at gmail.com
Tue May 11 07:45:45 CEST 2010
Thank you very much for your detailed mail.
Now I have a doubt on this pull_init parameter. i read your previous posts
regarding this, but still have a confusion.
My query is that for each configuration when I run umbrella sampling, will
this pull_init value needs to change?(I suppose so, if its true how?)
When it should be negative and positive?
Could you please explain this. Thanks for your valuable time
Thanks & Regards,
On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Chris Neale <chris.neale at utoronto.ca>wrote:
> Pick a small collection of backbone atoms near the center of your channel
> and use them as your reference group. Overcome the sign problem by optimal
> selection of pull options (see below). pull_pbcatom values should not be
> if you select your groups as I suggest -- otherwise be sure to understand
> how they work.
> ; COM PULLING
> pull = umbrella
> pull_geometry = position
> pull_dim = N N Y
> pull_start = no
> pull_nstxout = 250
> pull_nstfout = 250
> pull_ngroups = 1
> pull_group0 = MY_SELECTION_OF_BACKBONE_ATOMS
> pull_pbcatom0 = 0
> pull_group1 = LIGAND
> pull_pbcatom1 = 0
> pull_init1 = 0 0 THISDIST
> pull_rate1 = 0
> pull_k1 = 500.0
> pull_vec1 = 0 0 0
> -- original message --
> I think Justin meant that you have various positions of the ligand in the
> channel (from the SMD), so you don't need to make a new run to determine new
> positions in the channel. You need only new umbrella sampling simulations.
> Yep, the movement of the particle will also matter, because if the particle
> moves much on the z-axis, the distance between the particle and the ligand
> will change. So you would want the particle fixed relative to the channel.
> Two ideas:
> Place the particle above the entrance of the channel. Pick three atoms from
> the entrance of the channel and determine the distance between the atoms and
> the particle. Then use distance_restraints or constraints with a
> 'bondlength' equal to the measured distance. If everything goes right the
> particle would stay where you placed it, since it does not interact with the
> enviroment it should not really influence your simulation (only through the
> constraints or distance_restraints).
> I don't now how big your system is, but it would probably be a good idea to
> make a short test simulation, to look if the particle changes the system
> But it's only an idea, i hope other people comment it.
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