Re: explicit membrane in implicit solvent

From: Kenno Vanommeslaeghe (
Date: Mon Nov 03 2014 - 10:46:24 CST

Please search the archive before posting a question! This same issue has
been discussed in depth less than 2 months ago:
Summary: it is nor recommended and probably not possible to run an
explicit membrane in implicit solvent. You either need to have both of
them explicit or both implicit (if you have access to software that
supports it).

On 11/03/2014 06:00 AM, Gisella Alfonsino wrote:
> Dear Madam/Sir,
> I am trying to run a simulation with a protein anchored to the membrane in
> implicit solvent. In the configuration file I introduce GBIS parameteres:
> # GBIS parameters
> GBIS on
> ionConcentration 0.3
> alphaCutoff 12
> I tried to run the simulation with and without PBC.
> The system is not stable. The bilayer seems to disaggregate with lipids
> moving away from it.
> I tried to search in internet a solution but I did'nt find a solution.
> Can you help me?
> Thanks
> Gisella

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