AMBER Archive (2004)Subject: Re: AMBER: ptraj analyze matrix entropy
From: Marcin Krol (mykrol_at_cyfkr.edu.pl)
Date: Wed May 05 2004  10:07:05 CDT
Dear Holger
Thank you for your answer
I still have a couple of questions:
1. I am using MMPBSA to calculate free energy of binding and I want to
include entrophy in my calculations. The initial values in the examples
script perform the minimization of the structure, before nmode is run, to
DRMS=0.1. I found your email at the amber forum that this is way too much
and should be changed to DRMS=0.0001 (at least). Then, I have to increase
MAXCYC as well. The problem is, I am not sure that I get 0.0001 gradient
at all using ConjugateGradient minimization method. I think, it would be
better to run mode twice after the minimization in sander: first to futher
minimize the structure in nmode using NewtonRaphson algorithm and then to
calculate normal modes. Is there an easy way to force mm_pbsa.pl to run
nmode twice (first for minimizaltion, then for normal modes)? Or maybe
this is not necessary and conjugate gradient will do its job (I am just
testing it and increades MAXCYC to 10000 and it looks like it is
oscillating)
Best wishes
marcin
> > I wonder how the entropy is calculated by ptraj analyze matrix thermo
> > command. Is this obtained from a quasiharmonic analysis?
>
> Yes, the "ptraj analyze matrix thermo" command should give identical
> results to the quasih program.
>
> > What is the
> > diffrence between entropy calculated in nmode (mm_pbsa.pl script) and
> > analyze matrix?
>
> nmode does a normal mode analysis (i.e. you diagonalize a Hessian matrix
> obtained from a single conformation residing at a minimum of the
> potential energy surface), thus you approximate your potential energy
> surface at that point by a harmonic model.
>
> analyze matrix calculates a (massweighted) covariance matrix from a
> trajectory, whereby the inverse of this matrix is related to a "quasi"
> Hessian matrix. In this "quasiharmonic" analysis, some effects of
> anharmonic terms in the potentials are included, as are e.g. solvent
> effects. When calculating entropies by this approach, you need to check
> the convergence of your results, though.
>
> > Could you point me to an article describing how the
> > entropy in the analyze matrix command is obtained.
>
> A good starting point is Curr Opin Struct Biol 1994, 4, 285290. In
> particular see ref. 26 and 27 therein.
>
> Best regards
>
> Holger
>
> >
> > Thank you in advance
> > marcin
> >
> > Dr Marcin Krol
> > Zaklad Bioinformatyki Collegium Medicum UJ
> > Kopernika 7E
> > 31501 Krakow
> > tel/fax (012) 4227764
> > email mykrol_at_cyfkr.edu.pl
> > 
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