[gmx-users] Assigning charges to Proline residues

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Tue Aug 30 17:31:15 CEST 2016

On 8/30/16 11:28 AM, Dan Woodall wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking to define the charges on a 10 residue polypeptide using
> pdb2gmx. I want to have the N-terminus charged, and a proline at position 6
> charged, but I can only find ways to assign charges to the amino acids that
> typically carry charges. Is there a way I can force the program to
> recognize a +1 charge (protonated) on a proline?

You need to define a new residue entry in the .rtp file for this specific 
proline type, then assign that new residue name to the residue in the coordinate 
file.  See 



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