[gmx-users] PRODRG

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Jul 16 13:52:51 CEST 2014

On 7/16/14, 1:42 AM, Sarath Kumar Baskaran wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was using PRODRG for my protein ligand Simulations,
> Later, I came across the issues of PRODRG topologies on atom charges, and i
> have been tryiing to correct these problems.
> I couldnt use ATB since it gives topopology only for GROMOS96 53a5 and 53a6
> force field
> whereas i need for GROMOS96 43a1.
> There is a program - ITP Adjuster, an utiltity to correct these charges.
> Journal of Chemistry
> ​ - ​
> Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 803151, 6 pages
> ITP Adjuster 1.0: A New Utility Program to Adjust Charges in the Topology
> Files Generated by the PRODRG Server.
>>   http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/803151​
> *​*Is it wise to use this program
> ​ to correct the PRODRG output​
> ?

Looking briefly through that paper, it seems that the charges are somewhat 
over-fitted, and in some cases very different from the existing functional 
groups in the force field.  The "validation" they provide simply states that 
their program changed the charges; it doesn't demonstrate that the topologies 
are sane.

QM calculations are the first, but not final, step in deriving Gromos-compatible 
topologies.  You can piece together most molecules from existing functional 
groups; transferability is at the heart of any force field, particularly one 
built in pieces as the Gromos parameter sets have been.



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