Re: 1-4scaling for glycosylated protein using AMBER/GLYCAM FF in NAMD

From: Lachele Foley (
Date: Tue Mar 17 2015 - 21:15:41 CDT

If it isn't possible to use different scaling factors for the
different parts of the simulation, we recommend using the protein's
scaling factors. There will be some impact on the glycan's
conformations. As always, validate your model!

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 9:33 PM, clarkzhy <> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am confused on how to set 1-4 scaling factors (SCEE/SCNB) when using NAMD and Amber/Glycam06 to simulate the glycosylated protein.
> Amber FF requires SCEE=1.2/SCNB=2 (1-4scaling=0.833333/scnb=2.0 in NAMD) , but Glycam06 requires 1 for both factors. In top file generated by tleap (Ambertools14) , there are two sections to handle this:"SCEE_SCALE_FACTOR" and "SCNB_SCALE_FACTOR"。But in NAMD2.9, these two section are ignored.
> "Warning: Skipping SCEE_SCALE_FACTOR in parm file while seeking SOLTY.
> Warning: Skipping SCNB_SCALE_FACTOR in parm file while seeking SOLTY."
> So, this means NAMD deal with all 1-4 interaction using the same scaling factors defined by 1-4scaling/scnb=2.0, am I right?
> Can anybody have a good way to handle this 1-4scaling to simulate the glycosylated protein using Amber/Glycam06 FF in NAMD?
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> clarkzhy

:-) Lachele
Lachele Foley
Athens, GA USA

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