[gmx-users] Wrong profile obtained in umbrella sampling tutorial
jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Jan 7 17:50:55 CET 2015
On 1/6/15 2:04 PM, Victor Rosas Garcia wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I'm back from the holidays. Still working on the PMF tutorial.
> Perhaps I'm just dense. These are the results of the latest run (34
> windows, wham complains of poor sampling around 5.57 nm)
> The histogram is at:
> and the resulting (wrong) profile
> Any suggestions?
Since this has been going on for a while, I may be forgetting details - are you
following *exactly* the procedure from the paper? As I said before, you won't
reproduce the PMF profile using the tutorial; only by doing what is in the paper
should you expect to reproduce it. Pulling directly on the NMR pentamer does
lead to an artificially low barrier because the side-chain packing leaves
several voids that decrease peptide-peptide affinity. So, if you run 100 ns
unrestrained MD, then do SMD and subsequently umbrella sampling, you should be
able to reproduce what's shown in the tutorial.
> 2014-12-15 7:24 GMT-06:00 Victor Rosas Garcia <rosas.victor at gmail.com>:
>> thank you. Time to get to work.
>> 2014-12-14 20:42 GMT-06:00 Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu>:
>>> On 12/14/14 9:33 PM, Victor Rosas Garcia wrote:
>>>> Hello everybody,
>>>> I'm back. From the last time I tried this, I took all the
>>>> configurations (all 500) and did the npt_umbrella equilibration.
>>>> *Then* I was able to pick evenly spaced configurations (25 of them)
>>>> and ran the md_umbrella. This is my histogram (g_wham does not
>>>> complain about poor sampling anywhere):
>>>> and my profile is still wrong
>>>> Perhaps I need to go up to 31 windows, like in the paper?
>>> Yes, as is stated in the tutorial. You won't get the same exact profile
>>> unless you do the same exact procedure. The profile in the tutorial is
>>> merely an illustrative example; the tutorial itself is a quick and dirty
>>> version of the better sampling in the paper, done for didactic reasons.
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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
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