[gmx-users] Gibbs free energy of binding

chris.neale at utoronto.ca chris.neale at utoronto.ca
Tue Oct 19 13:58:29 CEST 2010


Justin is entirely correct, you should read about potential of mean  
force calculations, the gromacs pull code, and the gromacs free energy  

However, an important question is if you can *converge* the free  
energy of macromolecular binding. If you don't know the bound state,  
then I am sure that you can not. I think that it is even unlikely if  
you do know the bound state.

I suggest that you start by calculating the Gibbs free energy of a  
sodium ion binding to DNA. If you run the entire calculation in  
duplicate, but starting from different configurations, you should get  
a flavour of convergence difficulties and methods that you can apply  
to enhance your convergence.


shahab shariati wrote:
> Hi gromacs users
>  Can I use gromacs for obtaining Gibbs free energy of binding of  
> protein and dna?

Yes.  I would suggest you read about potential of mean force calculations.


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