Re: [AMBER] MMPBSA, nonpolar solvation free energy inp=1 versus inp=2

From: Ray Luo, Ph.D. <>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 15:22:58 -0700

Indeed, there can be huge difference in delta G between different
nonpolar solvent models. That was why the inp=2 method was developed
in the first place. It is apparently which number is more reasonable
in your test case.

Nevertheless, what is less scientifically challenging, though, is to
look at the delta delta G's ... The differences are often much smaller
between different methods.


On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Vlad Cojocaru
<> wrote:
> Dear all,
> We performed MMPBSA to estimate the binding affinity of a protein to DNA.
> We did some tests using the linear PB and different methods for estimating the nonpolar solvation free energy (inp=1 versus inp=2).
> When comparing the results we got for the enthalpic contribution -13 kcal/mol with inp=2 and -294 kcal/mol with inp=1.
> This difference seems huge to me and I would like to ask if amybody else had observed such large differences between the 2 methods to estimate the non-polar solvation free energy? If yes, is there any good reason why we see these differences?
> We are using Amber 12 with Amber Tools 12.
> Thank you for any advice on this.
> Best wishes
> Vlad
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