[gmx-users] Membrane simulation with OPLS ff.

Karthigeyan.Nagarajan at sanofi.com Karthigeyan.Nagarajan at sanofi.com
Fri Sep 27 22:40:45 CEST 2013

Thanks Justin.

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On 9/26/13 10:47 PM, Christopher Neale wrote:
> Dear Karthi:
> As far as I am aware, there is no OPLSAA lipid force field. I have 
> used Berger lipids with OPLSAA protein ( 
> http://www.pomeslab.com/files/lipidCombinationRules.pdf ) but that is mixing a UA lipid with an AA protein so be aware of possible problems arising out of that.

There are OPLS-compatible lipids, though they are UA, but specifically designed to be used with OPLS-AA:


I have not seen these parameters used very widely, though.

> Charmm has proteins and lipids, but charmm lipids require charmm tip3p 
> water (or at least tip4p or spc, certainly not regular tip3p) and are 
> thus slower to simulate in gromacs. I'm more recently using the Slipids (stockholm lipids) and Amber99SB-ILDN protein forcefield.

Solid choices.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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