[gmx-users] Umbrella sampling along a dihedral angle
a.nash at ucl.ac.uk
Sat Dec 27 19:50:28 CET 2014
I think I've shot myself in the foot and I'm trawling the gromacs manual with little success at the moment. I'm trying to define my [ dihedral_restraint ] over my ligand-enzyme complex. The topology of the ligand is in one .itp file and the topology of the enzyme is in a separate .itp file. Therefore, in my top level topology file (system.top) I have:
Typically if I want restraints to help equilibrate the system I would just define a posre_NAME.itp with the respective force constants beneath each #include directive. But given that each topology file starts with atom 1 I am a bit unsure how I can define a set of restraints over two topology files.
Can this be done? I'm really hoping I won't need to clump all topologies into one big file.
Thanks as ever,
Dr Anthony Nash
Department of Chemistry
University College London
From: gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se [gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se] on behalf of Justin Lemkul [jalemkul at vt.edu]
Sent: 27 December 2014 14:49
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Subject: Re: [gmx-users] Umbrella sampling along a dihedral angle
On 12/26/14 6:11 PM, Nash, Anthony wrote:
> Dear Gromacs community,
> Using enforced rotation potentials I have generated a really smooth rotation
> of my ligand the catalytic binding domain of my protein. I then put together
> a simple perl script to calculate the dihedral angle of four particular atoms
> at each time step using g_angle. Taking a 6 degree interval (for a total of
> 60 windows to span the 360 degree rotation) I modified the topology with a [
> dihedral_restraint ] with the respective dihedral angle for that particular
> configuation. I plan on then running each window for 10 ns to begin with
> (according to the PMF profile I can add more time). It is from this point
> where I am a little stuck.
> I have gone through a number of posts going back to 2011 with regards to
> using umbrella sampling along a dihedral angle reaction coordinate. The
> precise post was from Justin:
> "You'll have to build various configurations that correspond to different
> dihedral angles (which form the sampling windows), then restrain them.
> The energy attributed to the restraints is then stored in the .edr file. From
> these energies, you should be able to construct the energy curve over the
> sampling windows. There are examples of this in the literature, so I suspect
> you should be able to find some demonstrations of how it's applied."
> I was wondering whether gromacs now support this procedure natively? I
> noticed g_wham has an option -cycl for dihedrals but I am still not sure how
> this fits in with the traditional gromacs means of generating pull force
> output as I have only been using distance based rather than angular based
> umbrella sampling.
g_wham is still only really designed to process the output from the pull code,
not any generalized restraint. That would be a nice features, but AFAIK it is
not in the pipeline. You can de-bias the results like I suggested above, but
it's probably more work than it's worth. I would suggest just using Alan
Grossfield's WHAM implementation. There, you just need to provide the raw
numbers (in this case, the dihedral values) and the force constants used. It
will then give you your PMF. We have done this recently; it is very easy.
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Health Sciences Facility II, Room 629
University of Maryland, Baltimore
20 Penn St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
jalemkul at outerbanks.umaryland.edu | (410) 706-7441
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