[gmx-users] CHARMM36 sucrose?

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Aug 20 02:40:30 CEST 2014

On 8/19/14, 8:29 PM, Smith, Micholas D. wrote:
> Hi gmx_users,
> I am trying to run a simulation that includes a sucrose molecule constructed with the CHARMM36 AGLC and BFRU carbohydrate residues. The problem is when I run pbd2gmx with the system, the sucrose molecule splits into a separate glucose and fructose molecules, as if it is splitting a chain. It looks like the is that the residues aren't being recognized as chain molecules with the following warnings:
> Warning: Warning: Starting residue AGLC0 in chain not identified as Protein/RNA/DNA.
> Warning: Starting residue BFRU0 in chain not identified as Protein/RNA/DNA.
> Any known solution to this? I've seen that it might be possible to copy-paste the two units together and make a new residue, but this seems like it might be the wrong direction.

Does the topology get written, and if so, are the proper bonded interactions 

The warnings are not actually important.  The only valid types in 
residuetypes.dat are Protein, DNA, RNA, Ion, and Water.  Anything else gets 
lumped into "Other," which is only really significant if you've got some custom 
residue in the middle of a biopolymer with a different type.

The other thing that you might need to consider is that both your AGLC and BFRU 
have the same residue index (zero), so any bonded interactions in the .rtp that 
use the +/- mechanism probably won't work.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow

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