From: Stéphane Téletchéa (
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 03:44:36 CDT

nur avneet a écrit :
> Dear all
> Please guide me how can we align a protein normal to the lipid bilayer
> and then merge the two to tart a simulation with gromacs.
> I have followed EMBO course, 2004 available works well when
> i align the protein parallel to the bilayer but when i align the protein
> normal to the bilayer it fails.
> Can anyone guide me through..
> regards
> nur

I assume you're using gromacs. You'll probably need to have a look at
the excellent paper written by P. Tieleman:

C. Kandt, W.L. Ash, D.P. Tieleman. 2007. Setting up and running membrane
protein simulations, Methods 41, pp. 475-488

He developped inflategro who will probably solve most of your problems
(conjugated with the above paper).


Stéphane Téletchéa, PhD.        
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