[gmx-users] Is it reasonable to get a bad Ramachandran plot after MD?

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu May 14 18:41:25 CEST 2015

On 5/14/15 8:51 AM, Kevin C Chan wrote:
> Dear Users,
> As the title states, I am wondering the validity behind the outliers appear
> in a Ramachandran plot of structure after MD. I only have little data on
> this, but for a 10,000-atom protein, portion of outlier can increase from
> 0.7% to 5.0%. Is this explainable? Or it simply means my force-field does not
> care about the dihedral angles but still accurate enough to predict protein
> dynamics?

Which residues lie in those regions?  What force field are you using?  Is that 
force field known to produce only-allowable Ramachandran regions.  Note that 
glycine can do just about anything it likes...



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

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