[gmx-users] why TIPS3P, why not TIP3P?

Albert mailmd2011 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 11:25:22 CEST 2013

On 07/08/2013 10:47 AM, Javier Cerezo wrote:
> In a recent benchmark by Piggot, Piñeiro and Khalid ( 
> http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ct3003157 ), they showed that the 
> TIP3P flavour may affect some properties (ApL) for simulations with 
> CHARM36, concluding that CHARMM-TIP3P is recommended, at least for DPPC.
> I've also experienced similar issues with DMPC.
> Javier

which CHARMM36 FF do you use? The CHARMM36 is being update from time to 

It may have some influence on the head property of the lipids, but how 
much it would be for the whole protein/membrane system, it is still 
unclear. For the long time scaled MD simulations, many people would be 
hesitated to introducing charmm-TIP3P which sacrifice too much speed.....

I've also observed that in several paper, people said Na+ have influence 
on POPC property similar to your claims, but most people still prefer to 
use POPC+0.15M NaCl which is the most close system to physiology 


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