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From: LW (wli148_at_aucklanduni.ac.nz)
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 17:27:07 CDT
Thank you for your kind help. To me it has proven a very informative answer.
2015-09-03 6:55 GMT+12:00 John Stone <johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu>:
> While I'm no expert on this topic, my reading of online
> refs indicates that 4.0A is really more of an upper bound.
> That leads me to conclude that 3.2A was likely chosen as
> a conservative distance that won't return false-positives,
> given that (as I understand it) the code searches over many
> frames in a trajectory and records a salt bridge if the distance
> criterium is met for any pair in any frame. The best answer
> would be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Villa or Leonardo Trabuco,
> who co-developed this plugin. Elizabeth is now at UCSD:
> John Stone
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 09:30:00PM +1200, LW wrote:
> > Dear VMDers,
> > I have a question on sal bridge.A
> > In 'Ion-pairs in protein' by Barlow and Thornton, the salt bridges(ion
> > pairs) were analysed with a 4.0 Angstrom distance criterium.
> > On the webpage of VMD, the salt bridge cutoff distance was chosen to
> > 3.2 Angstroms by the plugin. Is there any reference to this? Why 3.2?
> > Many thanks in advance.
> > Levi
> NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
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