RDC
 This is part of the isdb module

Calculates the (Residual) Dipolar Coupling between two atoms.

The Dipolar Coupling between two nuclei depends on the $$\theta$$ angle between the inter-nuclear vector and the external magnetic field.

$D=D_{max}0.5(3\cos^2(\theta)-1)$

where

$D_{max}=-\mu_0\gamma_1\gamma_2h/(8\pi^3r^3)$

that is the maximal value of the dipolar coupling for the two nuclear spins with gyromagnetic ratio $$\gamma$$. $$\mu$$ is the magnetic constant and h is the Planck constant.

Common Gyromagnetic Ratios (C.G.S)

• H(1) 26.7513
• C(13) 6.7261
• N(15) -2.7116 and their products (this is what is given in input using the keyword GYROM)
• N-H -72.5388
• C-H 179.9319
• C-N -18.2385
• C-C 45.2404

In isotropic media DCs average to zero because of the rotational averaging, but when the rotational symmetry is broken, either through the introduction of an alignment medium or for molecules with highly anisotropic paramagnetic susceptibility, then the average of the DCs is not zero and it is possible to measure a Residual Dipolar Coupling (RDCs).

This collective variable calculates the Dipolar Coupling for a set of couple of atoms using the above definition.

In a standard MD simulation the average over time of the DC should then be zero. If one wants to model the meaning of a set of measured RDCs it is possible to try to solve the following problem: "what is the distribution of structures and orientations that reproduce the measured RDCs".

This collective variable can then be use to break the rotational symmetry of a simulation by imposing that the average of the DCs over the conformational ensemble must be equal to the measured RDCs [27] . Since measured RDCs are also a function of the fraction of aligned molecules in the sample it is better to compare them modulo a constant or looking at the correlation.

Alternatively if the molecule is rigid it is possible to use the experimental data to calculate the alignment tensor and the use that to back calculate the RDCs, this is what is usually call the Single Value Decomposition approach. In this case the code rely on the a set of function from the GNU Scientific Library (GSL). (With SVD forces are not currently implemented).

Replica-Averaged simulations can be performed using RDCs, ENSEMBLE, STATS and RESTRAINT . METAINFERENCE can be activated using DOSCORE and the other relevant keywords.

Additional material and examples can be also found in the tutorial ISDB: setting up a Metadynamics Metainference simulation

Description of components

The names of the components in this action can be customized by the user in the actions input file. However, in addition to the components that can be customized the following quantities will always be output

 Quantity Description sigma uncertainty parameter sigmaMean uncertainty in the mean estimate acceptSigma MC acceptance rdc the calculated # RDC

In addition the following quantities can be calculated by employing the keywords listed below

 Quantity Keyword Description acceptScale SCALEDATA MC acceptance weight REWEIGHT weights of the weighted average biasDer REWEIGHT derivatives with respect to the bias scale SCALEDATA scale parameter offset ADDOFFSET offset parameter ftilde GENERIC ensemble average estimator exp SVD/ADDCOUPLINGS the experimental # RDC
The atoms involved can be specified using
 ATOMS the couple of atoms involved in each of the bonds for which you wish to calculate the RDC. Keywords like ATOMS1, ATOMS2, ATOMS3,... should be listed and one dipolar coupling will be calculated for each ATOMS keyword you specify. You can use multiple instances of this keyword i.e. ATOMS1, ATOMS2, ATOMS3...
Compulsory keywords
 NOISETYPE ( default=MGAUSS ) functional form of the noise (GAUSS,MGAUSS,OUTLIERS,MOUTLIERS,GENERIC) LIKELIHOOD ( default=GAUSS ) the likelihood for the GENERIC metainference model, GAUSS or LOGN DFTILDE ( default=0.1 ) fraction of sigma_mean used to evolve ftilde SCALE0 ( default=1.0 ) initial value of the scaling factor SCALE_PRIOR ( default=FLAT ) either FLAT or GAUSSIAN OFFSET0 ( default=0.0 ) initial value of the offset OFFSET_PRIOR ( default=FLAT ) either FLAT or GAUSSIAN SIGMA0 ( default=1.0 ) initial value of the uncertainty parameter SIGMA_MIN ( default=0.0 ) minimum value of the uncertainty parameter SIGMA_MAX ( default=10. ) maximum value of the uncertainty parameter OPTSIGMAMEAN ( default=NONE ) Set to NONE/SEM to manually set sigma mean, or to estimate it on the fly WRITE_STRIDE ( default=10000 ) write the status to a file every N steps, this can be used for restart/continuation GYROM ( default=1. ) Add the product of the gyromagnetic constants for the bond. SCALE ( default=1. ) Add the scaling factor to take into account concentration and other effects.
Options
 NUMERICAL_DERIVATIVES ( default=off ) calculate the derivatives for these quantities numerically DOSCORE ( default=off ) activate metainference NOENSEMBLE ( default=off ) don't perform any replica-averaging REWEIGHT ( default=off ) simple REWEIGHT using the ARG as energy SCALEDATA ( default=off ) Set to TRUE if you want to sample a scaling factor common to all values and replicas ADDOFFSET ( default=off ) Set to TRUE if you want to sample an offset common to all values and replicas NOPBC ( default=off ) ignore the periodic boundary conditions when calculating distances SVD ( default=off ) Set to TRUE if you want to back calculate using Single Value Decomposition (need GSL at compilation time). ADDCOUPLINGS ( default=off ) Set to TRUE if you want to have fixed components with the experimental values. ARG the input for this action is the scalar output from one or more other actions. The particular scalars that you will use are referenced using the label of the action. If the label appears on its own then it is assumed that the Action calculates a single scalar value. The value of this scalar is thus used as the input to this new action. If * or *.* appears the scalars calculated by all the proceeding actions in the input file are taken. Some actions have multi-component outputs and each component of the output has a specific label. For example a DISTANCE action labelled dist may have three components x, y and z. To take just the x component you should use dist.x, if you wish to take all three components then use dist.*.More information on the referencing of Actions can be found in the section of the manual on the PLUMED Getting Started. Scalar values can also be referenced using POSIX regular expressions as detailed in the section on Regular Expressions. To use this feature you you must compile PLUMED with the appropriate flag. You can use multiple instances of this keyword i.e. ARG1, ARG2, ARG3... AVERAGING Stride for calculation of averaged weights and sigma_mean SCALE_MIN minimum value of the scaling factor SCALE_MAX maximum value of the scaling factor DSCALE maximum MC move of the scaling factor OFFSET_MIN minimum value of the offset OFFSET_MAX maximum value of the offset DOFFSET maximum MC move of the offset REGRES_ZERO stride for regression with zero offset DSIGMA maximum MC move of the uncertainty parameter SIGMA_MEAN0 starting value for the uncertainty in the mean estimate TEMP the system temperature - this is only needed if code doesn't pass the temperature to plumed MC_STEPS number of MC steps MC_STRIDE MC stride MC_CHUNKSIZE MC chunksize STATUS_FILE write a file with all the data useful for restart/continuation of Metainference SELECTOR name of selector NSELECT range of values for selector [0, N-1] RESTART allows per-action setting of restart (YES/NO/AUTO) COUPLING Add an experimental value for each coupling (needed by SVD and useful for STATS). You can use multiple instances of this keyword i.e. COUPLING1, COUPLING2, COUPLING3...
Examples
In the following example five N-H RDCs are defined and averaged over multiple replicas, their correlation is then calculated with respect to a set of experimental data and restrained. In addition, and only for analysis purposes, the same RDCs each single conformation are calculated using a Single Value Decomposition algorithm, then averaged and again compared with the experimental data.
RDC ...
GYROM=-72.5388
SCALE=0.001
ATOMS1=20,21
ATOMS2=37,38
ATOMS3=56,57
ATOMS4=76,77
ATOMS5=92,93
LABEL=nh
... RDC

erdc: ENSEMBLE ARG=nh.*

st: STATS ARG=erdc.* PARAMETERS=8.17,-8.271,-10.489,-9.871,-9.152

rdce: RESTRAINT ARG=st.corr KAPPA=0. SLOPE=-25000.0 AT=1.

RDC ...
GYROM=-72.5388
SVD
ATOMS1=20,21 COUPLING1=8.17
ATOMS2=37,38 COUPLING2=-8.271
ATOMS3=56,57 COUPLING3=-10.489
ATOMS4=76,77 COUPLING4=-9.871
ATOMS5=92,93 COUPLING5=-9.152
LABEL=svd
... RDC

esvd: ENSEMBLE ARG=svd.*

st_svd: STATS ARG=esvd.* PARAMETERS=8.17,-8.271,-10.489,-9.871,-9.152

PRINT ARG=st.corr,st_svd.corr,rdce.bias FILE=colvar