Re: AMBER: Does this warning matter? (about improper torsion parameters)

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 08:00:59 -0700

On Wed, May 19, 2004, J. Zhang, Dr wrote:
> When I tried to create topology file by using tleap,
> I found there are some warning in the leap.log file,
> such as:
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Building proper torsion parameters.
> Building improper torsion parameters.
> ** Warning: No sp2 improper torsion term for C*-CN-CB-CA
> atoms are: CG CE2 CD2 CE3
> ** Warning: No sp2 improper torsion term for NA-CA-CN-CB
> atoms are: NE1 CZ2 CE2 CD2

These are OK: they are torsions about the ring fusion atoms in TRP, and
the force field designer (==me) decided that it was not necessary to have
impropers about these atoms, even though most sp2 atoms do have impropers,
hence the warning when you set your verbosity level up.


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