[phenixbb] phosphate stereochemistry
lp212 at cam.ac.uk
Sat Jan 14 10:51:37 PST 2012
I think I discovered what was happening to my DNA molecule during
refinement, that caused distortion of the phosphate groups. It was
something along the lines of what Dale suggested, I mention it here so
that it might be useful to others.
I have two DNA molecules in the ASU and I didn't realised that I had
accidentally swapped OP1 and OP2 in 3 out of 28 phosphates (so that,
if the two DNA molecules were superimposed, OP1 ended on top of OP2).
Because I had NCS restraints on during refinement, I guess phenix was
trying to move OP1 in one DNA molecule towards the NCS-equivalent
position of OP1 in the second molecule, hence the altered geometry.
I have fixed the atom nomenclature problem and now the geometry of my
DNA is ok. I appreciate that most people tend to avoid such
mistakes ;-) but perhaps it would be good if phenix could flag
situations such as these.
On 6 Jan 2012, at 16:15, Pavel Afonine wrote:
> Hi Luca,
> phenix.refine always generates a *.geo file that lists all the
> geometry restraints (bonds, angles, planarities, chiralities,
> dihedral, non-bonded, ncs(if any)) used in refinement for all atoms.
> For each restraint it list current model value, target (library)
> value, etc.
> Can you have a look at *.geo file for O-P bonds in question? May be
> this gives a hint about what's going on?
> On 1/6/12 4:31 AM, Luca Pellegrini wrote:
>> I have noticed that Phenix mangles O-P bond lengths and angles in
>> the phosphate groups of my DNA chain (example in pict attached).
>> This only happens to 3 out of 28 phosphates. The refined protein-
>> DNA structure does not present any other unusual stereochemistry
>> issues and refinement runs normally. Could anybody advice on what
>> is going on and how to fix this, please?
>> I am using Phenix-1.7.3-928. Refinement is with default target
>> weights, hydrogens on and does not include simulated annealing. I
>> could make the stereochemistry targets more stringent, but the
>> default values seem strict enough (bond and angle rmsd is 0.005 and
>> Luca Pellegrini
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>> University of Cambridge
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