Re: [AMBER] non standard Alanine

From: Anselm Horn <>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:55:01 +0100

Dear Massimiliano,

> I would need to model a 8 residues long peptide, whose first (N-term) residue
> is the D-isomer of the Alanine and whose C-terminus is capped with -NH2 group.
> I would like ask you the following questions:
> - Is there any residue name recognized by tleap that I could use for
> the capping group -NH2?
there exists the c-terminal capping group NHE (available with standard
parm99SB), which is exactly what you want.

> - How can I change the improper torsion parameters for the D-Ala
> residue in order to keep it as D-isomer?
As far as I know, you do not need any special parameters for D-amino
acids. When I remember correctly, Carlos Simmerling once wrote here on
the list, that they tested the parameters for both, L and D configurations.

So, if your initial structure is the D-isomer an you do not simulate at
high temperatures (like REMD), then you do not need any additional
parameters or restraints here (specialists, please correct me, if I'm



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