AMBER: Re: methylphosphonate

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 17:22:28 -0700

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003, A. Hungie wrote:
> I am familiar only with MD simulation of unmodified DNA using Amber. I am
> using Amber 6 and I would like to do simulation of DNA modified by
> substituting one oxygen atom of phosphate group with methyl group, namely
> methylphosphonate. Could you please suggest me as follow?
> 1. How to replace O1P (or O2P) atom with CH3 group?

Use the edit command in xleap to convert the oxygen to a CH3. Then save
the unit under a new name.

> 2. Is force field of methylphosphonate available in parm94.dat or
> parm99.dat? (I don't know how to check). If not, does anyone have such
> force field?

I don't think these are available. You should be able to use antechamber to
generate the parameters, but that requires Amber 7.

...good luck...dac

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