[gmx-users] Determining a ligands permeability
jalemkul at vt.edu
Fri Nov 10 13:51:42 CET 2017
On 11/9/17 11:44 AM, Chetan Puri wrote:
> Thanks for the reply,
> But I could not understand what you want to say,
> Since I am trying to do the ligand and membrane simulation while
> the lipid
Constraints and restraints are different. My advice is to not apply any
form of *position restraints* to the lipids. You can, of course,
constrain bonds in the lipids.
> On 6 Nov 2017 5:24 pm, "Justin Lemkul" <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On 11/6/17 12:22 AM, Du, Yu wrote:
>>> Hi, Justin,
>>> Thanks for your question. Presume that ligands were in only one side of
>>> the box outside of the membrane.
>>> 1)In metadynamics, the membrane will be pushed by the ligands. After long
>>> time simulation, the membrane may move along the Z-axis.
>>> 2)In steer MD, one ligand will be pulled across the membrane and the
>>> membrane can also moves along the Z-axis.
>>> This is the reason that I said some POSRES should be applied on the
>>> Z-axis of the lipids.
>>> So, what is your opinion, Justin?
>> I disagree. Who cares if the lipids move? The reaction coordinate is the
>> relative distance between the ligand and membrane COM. In a periodic
>> system, the "center" is arbitrary as is the "sidedness" of the system you
>> If you restrain the lipids, you perturb their dynamics and likely
>> influence the free energy of permeation across the membrane. It's not wise.
>> A sufficiently slow/gentle pull across the membrane should not
>> significantly perturb the membrane in any detrimental way. I've seen this
>> done many times.
>> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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