[gmx-users] Place water away from existing atoms
s.neumann08 at gmail.com
Thu May 17 15:44:52 CEST 2012
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Justin A. Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 5/17/12 9:24 AM, Steven Neumann wrote:
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Justin A. Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu
>> <mailto:jalemkul at vt.edu>> wrote:
>> On 5/17/12 9:00 AM, Steven Neumann wrote:
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Javier Cerezo <jcb1 at um.es
>> <mailto:jcb1 at um.es> <mailto:jcb1 at um.es <mailto:jcb1 at um.es>>>
>> genbox calculates overlaps based on vdW radii as included in
>> vdwradii.dat in
>> the topology folder. Increase the vdW radii of carbons to
>> avoid water to
>> closer that you want. Other possibilities are patiently
>> waters by hand after solvation or using a "ad-hoc" script.
>> Thank you Javier. Can you please explain what is ad-hoc script and
>> I can
>> find it?
>> The term "ad hoc" simply means something designed for a specific task,
>> a script you would write yourself.
>> The logic behind such a script is discussed in the following wiki page,
>> though it is designed for membrane solvation and you would have to
>> amend it
>> considerably to suit your purpose.
>> Thank you. Ok, I added the residues and atoms to vdwradii.dat with higher
>> radius as I created my own atoms belonging to the tube. Without
>> containing atoms of my tube 10 000 water molecules were added (denity app
>> g/L). Using the vdwradii.dat app 6000 water molecules were added
>> density of water obviosuly.
>> My question: Are distances between water molecules will be affected or
>> between my Tube atoms (specified in vdwradii.dat) and water molecules as
>> number of water molecules decreased rapidly?
> Changes to vdwradii.dat make the atoms seem larger, so that genbox detects
> a clash when it tries to add a water molecule near the "larger" atoms. The
> end result is a void around the "larger" atoms such that your density
> decreases. This strategy simply makes it less likely that there will be a
> water molecule near a tube atom. It may become impractical to continually
> increase the radius/radii of your tube atom type(s) in such a way that it
> will completely eliminate the addition of water inside, in which case
> scripting or manual deletion is necessary.
Thank you Justin. In my case each atoms is a representation of a residue. I
do not want to have any water inside of my tube as well. Now as less atoms
are inside I can easier remove them manually.
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
> Research Scientist
> Department of Biochemistry
> Virginia Tech
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