[gmx-users] Re: LINCS metal-ligand bonds
tarak20489 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 20:50:51 CEST 2012
Thanks Justin & Chaban.
Even I did the simulation for 3 ns and it worked well.
Now the issue in my case is , while I was not imposing the M-N
constraints, the metal was rattling around (little bit) and the
histidine residues were moving back and forth (elongation of M-Nhis
length). So I employed constraints to keep them in peace. But I'm bit
worried about the dynamics of the entire protein. I'm not sure how
accurate results these will produce if I impose these sorts of
approximations. Any idea ? Any reference where people have followed
the same ?
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 10/12/12 10:39 AM, Dr. Vitaly Chaban wrote:
>>> On 10/12/12 2:42 AM, tarak karmakar wrote:
>>>> Dear ALL,
>>>> In my protein I need to constraint the length between the Metal and
>>>> the N of Histidine residues. In the .rtp file I didn't specify this
>>>> Mn-N connectivity; these are more or less coordinate bonds. So to do
>>>> that I specified the Mn, N-atom indices and the corresponding lengths
>>>> in the topology file, part of it is given below
>>>> [ constraints ]
>>>> ; index1 index2 funct length(nm)
>>>> 6062 6063 1 0.11490000000
>>>> 6062 6064 1 0.11490000000
>>>> 6060 4309 1 0.21000000000
>>>> 6060 4268 1 0.22700000000
>>>> 6060 4979 1 0.22600000000
>>>> In the .mdp file I have included the following lines
>>>> constraints = h-bonds ; covalent h-bonds constraints
>>>> constraint_algorithm = LINCS ; LINear Constraint Solver
>>>> continuation = yes ; apply constraints to the
>>>> start configuration
>>>> lincs_order = 4 ; highest order in the
>>>> expansion of the contraint coupling matrix
>>>> lincs_iter = 1 ; number of iterations to
>>>> correct for rotational lengthening
>>>> lincs_warnangle = 30 ; [degrees] maximum angle that
>>>> a bond can rotate before LINCS will complain
>>>> [ I followed the above mentioned protocol and I see Mn-N distances are
>>>> not changing during the simulation, so served my purpose.]
>>>> So for all sorts of specified constraints (H-covalent bonds, Mn-N
>>>> coordinate bonds), MD will make use of LINCS algorithm !! . But my
>>>> query is about whether LINCS will be equally applicable as that of for
>>>> covalent bonds in constraining Mn-N distances where the real(?)
>>>> bonds(connectivity) don't exist !!
>> Introducing constraints between non-covalently bound sites may (and
>> often does in practice) result in the instability of your system and
>> may require smaller time-step.
>> Personally, I would introduce morse potential with a weak force
>> constant for the same task .
> For what it's worth, I've employed a similar setup as the OP and it worked
> quite well, though there are probably several ways to address this issue. I
> can think of at least four.
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
> Research Scientist
> Department of Biochemistry
> Virginia Tech
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