[gmx-users] CHARMM36 for GMX

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Aug 2 20:32:43 CEST 2017

On 8/2/17 2:18 PM, Alex wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am not entirely sure it's a question for the Gromacs community, as this
> is regarding CHARMM36, but it appears that the original forcefield is fine,
> while I am confused by its Gromacs version.
> Namely this: the MacKerell website distributes a Gromacs version of
> CHARMM36 where ffnonbonded.itp has pretty much all default charges set to
> zero. Is this called for??
> I apologize in advance if this is a dumb or misdirected question, as I've
> never worked with CHARMM before.

Charges in ffnonbonded.itp are never used by any force field.  It's nothing to 
do with CHARMM, just a relic of old GROMACS formats and likely a desire to 
catalog "default" charges for certain groups.  But they serve no functional purpose.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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