Re: AMBER: warning about improper dihedral in leap!!

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 08:09:11 -0700

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004, Pradipta Bandyopadhyay wrote:

> My pdb file has a protein and a ligand (no
> bond between these).
> I made a prepi file for the ligand using antechamber.
> When I try to save the .top and .crd file in Leap
> ( I am using parm99.dat)
> using saveAmberParm I am getting the following warnings.
> --------------------------------------------------------
> ** Warning: No sp2 improper torsion term for H-H-N3-CT
> atoms are: H2 H3 N CD

Does this behavior depend on having a ligand? Would you get similar warnings
if you just constructed a pure protein (with no ligand)? I ask this because
the atom types listed above look like protein atoms(?). Ligand atom types
created by antechamber would ordinarily have lower case names.

What version of Amber do you have, and which input files are you using? You
can check your "leap.log" file to look for any evidence that N3 is being
assigned as an sp2 atom.

Generally, such warnings can be ignored, but one problem (the wrong
hybridization for N3) might be suggestive that other problems exist, and so
it might be good to track this down.


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