[gmx-users] Parameter conversion from GAFF to Gromacs
rohit.farmer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 19:48:56 CEST 2014
On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 10/16/14 1:24 PM, Rohit Farmer wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have recently converted the whole of GAFF parameters database to Gromacs
>> format to use with the AMBER 99SB ILDN forcefield. My intention was to
>> simulate a number of ligands which I covalently bound to a residue in the
>> protein. So if I bind something to a residue then I am effectively adding
>> new residue in the system. Therefore I though I might convert the GAFF
>> database and integrate it into Gromacs databases. I did it successfully
>> it seems everything is working fine as well.
>> But I did have query regarding the conversion formulae I used for the bond
>> length and angle constants. Bond anlge constant in GAFF is in
>> where as in Gromacs its in kJ/mol/rad2 so the conversion formula which I
>> used was (gaff value * 4.184 * 2). I actually took this conversion
>> from amb2gmx.pl script which many people use. I understand that we need
>> multiply gaff value with 4.184 to convert Kcal to KJ but I did not
>> understand why we need to multiple the whole thing by 2. Can somebody
>> please help me with this unit conversion stuff. I might be just stupid in
>> not knowing simple chemistry.
> It's a matter of convention. Some programs use k/2 in their parameter
> files, other programs use k and then divide by 2 when calculating forces.
> In Gromacs topologies and force field files, specify k directly.
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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