[gmx-users] Gromacs 2016 pull options
jalemkul at vt.edu
Mon Feb 20 14:13:42 CET 2017
On 2/20/17 8:09 AM, Gmx QA wrote:
> Dear list
> Could someone please clarify a few issues I have with the 2016 version of
> the pull code. Or rather, explain why the below approach is not working.
> I am trying to pull a small molecule though a bilayer. Initially, the drug
> is "below" the membrane, i e has a smaller z-coordinate, so I want to pull
> in the positive z direction through the membrane.
> The following is a snippet of my mdp-file, with the relevant parts for the
> pull specs.
> pull = yes
> pull-ngroups = 2
> pull-ncoords = 1
> pull-coord1-groups = 1 2
> pull-group1-name = drug
> pull-group2-name = membrane
> pull-coord1-type = umbrella
> pull-coord1-geometry = direction-periodic
> pull-coord1-vec = 0 0 1
> pull-coord1-rate = 0.1
> This I think should define two pull groups,one for the drug and one for the
> membrane, and it should pull the drug molecule with pull-coord1-rate in
> positive z. I am using direction-periodic since I expect to pull more than
> half the box z length.
> When I test this, running a 1 ns simulation, during which I expect the drug
> to be pulled a significant way, nothing really happens with the com of the
> drug, it just "sits" out in the water phase.
You didn't set a value of pull-coord1-k, so it defaults to zero and therefore
you get no biasing potential.
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
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University of Maryland, Baltimore
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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