[Chimera-users] Information request

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Apr 27 13:06:16 PDT 2011

Hi Elisa,
I can't tell from your message what the problem is, so I'm not sure how to solve it.  

If the problem is that CHARMM doesn't recognize the atom names and you need to change the names to something else, the simplest approach would probably be to just text-edit the PDB file yourself before using it in CHARMM.  You could change atom name with the "setattr" command in Chimera, but text-editing may be easier anyway.

If you just wanted to delete the atoms, you could also do that in Chimera (for example, command: delete :251 at 1hh1,2hh2) and then use File... Save PDB, but again just text-editing the PDB file may be easier.

Chimera includes a "Dock Prep" tool for fixing up structures (building missing side chains, etc.; this tool is under Tools... Structure Editing in the menu) and "Write Prmtop" (under Tools... Amber) for generating AMBER input, but it doesn't have anything specifically for CHARMM.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Apr 27, 2011, at 12:08 PM, elisa carli wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm working with a pdb file, that have two atoms in an ARG residue ,  not allowed by Charm H Polar force fields
> Is it possible to fix the problem with Chimera? 
> Residues:
> ARG 251 1HH1
> ARG 251 2HH2
> Regards

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