[gmx-users] tyrosyl radical force field
tarak20489 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 13:49:30 CEST 2012
Actually if I would remove the proton from the tyrosine -OH and add
the corresponding charge of the Hydrogen to the phenolic oxygen to
keep the residue neutral then wouldn't it be convenient to think as if
it's a radical ?
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 10/3/12 6:00 AM, tarak karmakar wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Is it possible to deal a protein with tyrosyl radical in Molecular
>> Dynamics Simulation ?? If possible can you please provide me the
>> reference or literature where I can find the force field parameters
>> for tyrosyl radical ?
> Molecular mechanics force fields do not deal explicitly with electrons, so
> don't expect anything particularly interesting to happen with a so-called
> radical tyrosine unless you're using QM methods. You could perhaps
> parameterize a deprotonated tyrosine residue that, as input to QM software,
> has the number of electrons in the radical species. You may then have to
> come up with new atom types depending upon whether or not the LJ parameters
> (especially for the phenolic O) are satisfactory.
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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