Re: [AMBER] NMR chemical shift restraints for an intrinsically disordered peptide

From: David A Case <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:22:40 -0400

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:
> I want to simulate the dynamics of an *intrinsically disordered *peptide (40
> aa) at 298 K and 1 bar, with ff9SB-ILDN or ff99SBnmr1. I have 13CO, 13Ca,
> and 13Cb NMR chemical shift values for a homologous peptide (82% sequence
> identity, 90% sequence similarity) which all lie within the random coil
> area. Do you reckon it is worth applying chemical shift restraints taken
> from the homologue to my target peptide , or just leave the ff do its job
> and then see if the calculated chemical shifts correlate with the
> experimental? I would greatly appreciate any comments about this case.

Amber doesn't have any code to apply C', Ca and Cb restraints, disordered or
not. Nor is there any simple way to force the simulation to have a certain
region be disordered (say as a time average). The option to "leave the ff to
do its job" is about the only option I can think of, at least for the current
Amber codes.


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