[gmx-users] Deletion of Lipids During InflateGro?
jalemkul at vt.edu
Sun Jan 1 05:46:03 CET 2017
On 12/31/16 11:30 PM, Sanim Rahman wrote:
> Thank you Justin,
> Here are the commands I used:
> *gmx_mpi genconf -f popc.gro -o popc_full.gro -nbox 2 1 1*
> *perl inflategro.pl <http://inflategro.pl> popc_full.gro 4 POPC 1
> popc_inflated.gro 5 area.dat*
There is no reason to run InflateGRO on a pure membrane. You're just re-packing
already equilibrated lipids. I don't know if I can offer an explanation about
your observations, but this is simply an unnecessary process and perhaps
something weird is going on.
> The first command was used to extend the length of my bilayer and the
> second was to inflate the structure. When I run the second command it reads
> that there are 128 lipids in the structure. My popc.gro originally had 128
> and after using the genconf command I doubled it to 256. I checked my
> popc_full.gro file in VMD and opened the file in an open text editor to
> ensure that it was 256 lipids.
> I compared my popc_inflated.gro file to my popc.gro file inflated under the
> same parameters. They were exactly the same. Thank you for your assistance.
> Sanim Rahman
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 11:55 AM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On 12/29/16 10:32 PM, Sanim Rahman wrote:
>>> Dear Gromacs Users,
>>> I am working on building a lipid bilayer for my protein structure but I am
>>> having difficulty using the InflateGRO script.
>>> I am using a POPC bilayer and used the genconf command to extend the
>>> of the bilayer so I would be able to go from having 128 to 256 lipids. The
>>> POPC bilayer I have is already converged so I plan to inflate the bilayer
>>> using InflateGRO, insert my protein in the center, and then converge to
>>> appropriate lipid per area value with the script. My issue is that when I
>>> inflate the bilayer the script reduces the bilayer back to 128 lipids.
>>> I tried another approach by inflating my 128 lipid bilayer and then using
>>> the genconf command to obtain 256 lipids. However, when converging my
>>> bilayer, the lipids did not converge to the center of the entire system
>>> the center of its own 128 lipid system, meaning that the bilayer split off
>>> into two separate pieces.
>>> Is there a way to have the script avoid reducing the number of lipids in
>>> the system in my original method?
>> Lipids will always be deleted by InflateGRO because some will overlap with
>> the protein. It won't delete 128 unless your protein really does occupy
>> 50% of the membrane area. Be sure you're using the right files as input.
>> If you need further help, please copy and paste your exact sequence of
>> commands so we can see what you're doing.
>> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Health Sciences Facility II, Room 629
University of Maryland, Baltimore
20 Penn St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
jalemkul at outerbanks.umaryland.edu | (410) 706-7441
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