AMBER Archive (2009)

Subject: [AMBER] can I get partial charge for lipid membrane with Antechamber and RESP

From: xueqin pang (
Date: Sun May 31 2009 - 07:43:09 CDT

Hello every,
I am doing computational stimulation on GPCR with Amber10 now, and have the following problems when adding lipid membrane (which has already been stabilised) into the system.
1. Can I get my topolygy of dppc with Antechember (GAFF), and then get the partial charges with RESP after optimization with Gauss?
2. Someone do it as follows :"General Amber force field (GAFF) parameters were assigned to ligands and DPPC molecules, while the partial charges were calculated using the AM1-BCC method as implemented in the Antechamber suite of AMBER 8." Is the result reliable? (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2006, Vol. 49, No. 14)
3. Someone have treat the partial charges of CH3 and CH2 as 0, can we do the same thing in Amber. (J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 108, No. 14, 2004)
Thanks a lot
 Pang Xueqin
 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics
 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
 Chinese Academy of Sciences.
 Tel: +86-411-84379352 Fax: +86-411-84675584

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