[gmx-users] what is the source of "CHL1" cholesterol in the gromacs charmm port?

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Fri Apr 15 11:46:30 CEST 2016

On 4/15/16 1:29 AM, Christopher Neale wrote:
> Dear Users:
> When I look at charmm36-jun2015.ff/merged.rtp downloaded from
> http://mackerell.umaryland.edu/charmm_ff.shtml , it has a cholesterol
> molecule named CHL1. However, I do not find such a molecule in the
> charmm-specific toppar_c36_feb16.tgz downloaded from the same site. In the

Just a note to everyone: as the dates should make very obvious, the Feb 2016 
release of the CHARMM force field is much newer than the port; you should not 
expect exact agreement between these files.  I have not yet made an updated 
port, but it's on my to-do list.

> later tarball, I do find cholestrol as "RESI CLOL" in top_all36_cgenff.rtf
> but that is from cgenff and the values differ. As a simple proof of the
> difference, the charge on O3 is not the same, though the differences extend
> beyond that.
> Some comments in the charmm-format files refer to
> toppar_all27_lipid_cholesterol.str , but I can not find that file ... I
> checked in toppar_c31b1.tar.gz from the same website but to no avail.
> So my question is what is the source for CHL1 in
> charmm36-jun2015.ff/merged.rtp ?


Many residues come from the stream files (either from residues found there or 
created from patches therein).



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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