[gmx-users] water models

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Mar 3 23:31:48 CET 2016

On 3/3/16 5:27 PM, Irem Altan wrote:
>> On Mar 3, 2016, at 5:06 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On 3/3/16 2:21 PM, Irem Altan wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have two general questions about TIP5P and GROMACS version 5.1.2. (I am
>>> using AMBER99SB).
>>> - Is it normal that TIP5P does not work out of the box? When I do pdb2gmx
>>> without modifying force field files, I get an error saying Residue 'HO5' not
>>> found in residue topology database . This is really confusing, as there
>>> exists a tip5p.gro, tip5p.itp, the LJ parameters exists within
>>> ffnonbonded.itp, the atoms are defined in atomtypes.atp, but there is nothing
>>> within aminoacids.rtp and aminoacids.hdb. Is it meant to be that way?
>> Normally the water topology is simply taken care of by #including the appropriate stock topology.  pdb2gmx will try to create bonds between the atoms, which is not normal for rigid water models.
> So am I incorrect in creating relevant entries in aminoacids.rtp and aminoacids.hdb?

It certainly won't give you a rigid water model.  Process the protein with 
pdb2gmx, solvate with the available tip5p.gro and use tip5p.itp to describe the 



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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