obprobe man page
obprobe — create electrostatic probe grid
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The obprobe tool creates a grid around a molecule, placing a probe atom with a specified atom type and partial charge at each point to calculate the MMFF94 energy. This can be used for docking experiments to test hydrogen-bond affinity, electrostatic potential, etc. Output is sent to standard output using the Gaussian Cube format.
If no filename is given, obprobe will give all options including the example probes.
- Set the resolution of the grid (stepsize)
- Set the padding -- extra distance on each side of the box formed by the molecule.
- MMFF94 atom type
- MMFF94 partial charge
Probe the file pyridines.sdf using a carbonyl oxygen -- a hydrogen bond acceptor with partial charge -0.57:
obprobe 7 -0.57 pyridines.sdf
Probe the file pyridines.sdf using a phenyl carbon atom -- a hydrophobic atom with no partial charge:
obprobe 37 0.0 pyridines.sdf
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