[gmx-users] MD simulation of lipid bilayers

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Sat Dec 28 17:13:38 CET 2013

On 12/28/13, 7:45 AM, Andrew Bostick wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a general question.
> In the MD simulation of lipid bilayers in papers, almost, most of the
> parameters calculated by gromacs is symmetric between top and bottom
> leaflet of bilayer. Is this symmetry obligatory?

No, it is not obligatory.

> If in my case, for example density is not symmetry, is there problem?

Not necessarily.  You'll have to define what is asymmetric, though - the number 
of lipids or their type?



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