[gmx-users] Trying to use AMBER parameters in GROMACS
Crystal Vander Zanden
cvanderzanden at unm.edu
Wed Jan 3 20:25:19 CET 2018
Thanks so much! This worked beautifully!!! I wish I had asked sooner
instead of struggling with these old broken codes.
I apologize for the accidental duplicate post that followed.
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> You could try to build the system with AmberTools (it is free), choose
> the force fields available in Amber.
> Once you get the topology and coordinates files (prmtop and inpcrd), you
> can convert them into top and gro
> in Gromacs format with *parmed*. Then you can perform the simulations
> with Gromacs.
> import parmed as pmd
> #convert prmtop and inpcrd into top and gro
> amber = pmd.load_file('mol_sol.prmtop','mol_sol.inpcrd')
> You can google for more details.
> All the best,
> On 01/03/2018 05:52 PM, Crystal Vander Zanden wrote:
> > Dear GROMACS Community,
> > I am trying to parameterize my system using AMBER force fields, and then
> > molecular dynamics with the GROMACS software. I want to use the Lipid17
> > force field, which is not build into GROMACS. Does anyone know of a way
> > do this?
> > I have found 3 programs people have written to do this, but in short,
> > of them work because the codes are too old (ca. 2003).
> > 1) https://code.google.com/archive/p/amber2gmx/downloads
> > This would work, but it is written to use a command line parser package
> > that is too old and I can?t find (com.tsd.apps).
> > 2) The amber2gmxrtp script build into GROMACS
> > This doesn?t work because it was written to take .in and .prep files
> > for the antiquated AMBER Prep program). Those file types have been
> > replaced with .lib (made for Leap)
> > 3)The amberconv.tgz package from the GROMACS website (
> > http://www.gromacs.org/Downloads/User_contributions/Other_software)
> > This was missing an include file when I tried to compile it.
> > The reason for using AMBER force fields: My system has lipids, protein,
> > and a small molecule - all of which can be well described with AMBER
> > fields. Since AMBER force fields are QM-based, it would be really easy
> > parameterize the small molecule using Antechamber and low-level QM.
> > GROMACS force fields are empirically derived, so it will be much more
> > challenging to parameterize the small molecule in a way that?s consistent
> > with the rest of the force field for lipids and protein. I plan on
> > simulating more small molecules in the future.
> > I am hoping to use GROMACS because it's free, fast, and also not too
> > difficult to learn.
> > Thanks in advance for any advice you?re able to provide!!
> > Crystal
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Crystal M. Vander Zanden, Ph.D.
ASERT Postdoctoral Fellow (IRACDA)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
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