From: Ashkan Shekaari (shekaari_at_email.kntu.ac.ir)
Date: Fri Jul 16 2021 - 11:08:33 CDT
Did you neutralize the whole system electrostatically?
PhD Candidate in Solid State Physics
Department of Physics
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From: "Diship Srivastava" <dishipsrivastava_at_gmail.com>
To: "namd-l" <namd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 3:21:56 PM
Subject: namd-l: Constraints required for alpha helix secondary structure
I have protein containing 28 mino acid residues. The protein has 4 leucine residues which forms 2 leucine zipper structures and whole protein adopting alpha helix config with several salt bridges between different residues. I started with a structure similar to this ( made by Avogadro) and I was able to get proper psf file. During equilibration with protein in water box whole protein loses its alpha helix config ( I measured the alpha helix content using alpha helix colvar) resulting in an open ended structure with less than 20% alpha helix content which was around 75 % in the initial structure.
My question is what constraint do I apply to protein such that I get accurate description of it during equilibration and production run? Also on applying these constraints will it affect the PES of the system?
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
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