[gmx-users] tyrosyl radical force field
jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Oct 3 14:01:13 CEST 2012
On 10/3/12 7:49 AM, tarak karmakar wrote:
> Thanks Justin,
> 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 ?
That doesn't sound legitimate to me at all. A radical species is electronically
> 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.
>> Research Scientist
>> Department of Biochemistry
>> Virginia Tech
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Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
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