Re: AMBER: conversion of Amber 7 .pdb file to .bgf file

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 08:16:19 -0800

On Thu, Mar 04, 2004, Peter Oelschlaeger wrote:

> Then I get a pdb file with e.g. 2HB, 3HB instead of 1HB, 2HB.

Oops. Forgot about this. Amber uses the IUPAC defined hydrogen names
recommended by the NMR community:

%A J.L. Markley
%A A. Bax
%A Y. Arata
%A C.W. Hilbers
%A R. Kaptein
%A B.D. Sykes
%A P.E. Wright
%A K. Wuthrich
%T Recommendations for the presentation of NMR structures of proteins and
nucleic acids
%J J. Biomol. NMR
%V 12
%P 1-23
%D 1998

Note that this exception _is_ documented on the ambpdb page in the Users'

> -aatm only creates chunk...

Have you installed bugfix.14?

> Then I tried to convert the files using protonate with -b, as written in
> the manual, but in our Amber7 copy option -b doesn't exist.

You want to use the PROTON_INFO.brook file to convert 2HB,3HB to 1HB,2HB, etc.

....good luck....dac

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