Re: [AMBER] Building Forcefield for Glycolipid Molecule

From: Razil Tahir <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 01:38:42 +0000

Hi, Dr.
Thank you for the response.

I've tried to use CT atomtype from the GLYCAM for the acyl chain but when I ran parmchk and generated the frcmod file, there are angles, bonds and dihedral angles that requires attention (ATTN, need revision).

How do you resolve this and where should I refer to get the values?

My next question is why did you choose RESP for the charges?

Thank you, Dr.


From: ABEL Stephane <>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 4:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [AMBER] Building Forcefield for Glycolipid Molecule


You could take a look of my paper see

1. Abel S, Dupradeau F-YY, Raman EP, MacKerell AD, Marchi M. 2011 Molecular simulations of dodecyl-β-maltoside micelles in water: influence of the headgroup conformation and force field parameters. J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 487–499. (doi:10.1021/jp109545v)

I developed RESP charges for glycolipids and used them with GLYCAM parameters

Good luck

De : Razil Tahir []
Envoyé : dimanche 18 juillet 2021 19:02
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Objet : [AMBER] Building Forcefield for Glycolipid Molecule

Hello experts,
I'm currently trying to build a forcefield for a glycolipid molecule. I'm using the GLYCAM forcefield for the sugar headgroup but there's no parameter for the alkyl chain.
I've calculated the partial charges using Gaussian09 and took the parameters for the alkyl chain from the GAFF forcefield.
Is this method practical and correct to be used? Please advise.

Thank you.

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