Hi all: I tried to use MD simulation to pull a drug across the POPC membrane and to calculate PMF. I obtained the PMF curve following the guide (http://www.bevanlab.biochem.vt.edu/Pages/Personal/justin/gmx-tutorials/umbrella/) I found the PMF curve increases as the penetration process proceeds. The PMF curve is asymmetric, it increases in the whole time. However many results of membrane penetration are symmetric, e.g. increase earlier and decrease lately (X=0 in the central) . How can I get the similar result? There are examples of this in the GROMACS manual (see, e.g. the diagram for the cylinder geometry in the case of layered systems), but it is too difficult for me to understand it. I also read the answer (https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_to_pull_a_solute_across_liquid-liquid_interface). I am sure that a drug and a membrane will come closer when I used the negative pull rate. But I have some doubts whether the drug can continue to move ahead and leave the membrane after it arrive at the central of membrane.
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