[gmx-users] Nucleotide terminal problems in GORMOS96 force field

史卜吉 spooky.spooky at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 09:34:33 CEST 2012

 I am going to simulate a tRNA molecule using GROMOS96 force field, which
contain some modified nucleotide.

I've build the .rtp entry for each modified residues like

But pdb2gmx prompt out such error message:

Fatal error: atom N not found in buiding block 1GUA while combining tdb and

I choose gromos43a1 force field.

I think pdb2gmx treat my nucleotide as protein, because it cap both
terminus by NH3+ and COO-.

So I redo it again, with -ter option, and choose none.

pdb2gmx say:

Fatal error: There is a dangling bond at at least one of the terminal ends.
Select a proper terminal entry.

Looks like that I should edit the terminal entry, is it correct? My .rtp
file almost exactly the same as proper nucleotide topology, the differences
exist only in the residue part.

Here is another question: why the total charge of single nucleotide
molecule is -1?


Daniel LIn

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