Re: [AMBER] Glycophosphate parametrization using GLYCAM

From: Lachele Foley <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:57:47 -0400

There are parameters except for the charges. You would need to
generate ensemble-averaged charges for the phosphated residues you
plan to simulate. I understand that the RED server can now do that
for you in a GLYCAM-appropriate manner (I haven't tried it -- if you
do, let me know how it goes!).

Before we can activate the button, we need to work out a set of
general rules for adding phosphates at various locations in glycan
residues. Doing that isn't a trivial task. The sort of rules I'm
talking about are discussed in the How-To at the URL below. Those are
the rules used by the server when someone adds derivatives on the
builder. You don't need to figure out those rules. Like I said, you
just need to get ensemble-averaged charges for the residue(s) of

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Raj Schneider
<> wrote:
> Dear AMBER users and developers,
> we want to use the GLYCAM forcefield for phosphorylated carbohydrates. The
> lastest AMBER manual mentions in the table on page 36 that phospate
> parameters exist in the GLYCAM force field, and it seems that there is
> published work "out there" that uses such parameters. However, we could
> not apply the phospate derivate button on the GLYCAM carbohydrate builder,
> whereas the sulfate, acetyl or methyl groups seem to work flawlessly. Can
> we somehow use the builder or do we need to derive our own parameters? Can
> somebody give us a tip on how to get started?
> We appreciate your help.
> Raj Schneider & Jochen Heil,
> TU Dortmund,
> Germany
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:-) Lachele
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