ADL: Adding heavy metal ions

Stefano Forli forli at
Wed Mar 9 12:52:13 PST 2016

Hi John,
the instructions on how to use a customized parameter file are described in the user manual.
You can take a look at pages 31 and 39 for AutoGrid and AutoDock, respectively.
Although, if you use the latest AutoDock4 version (v.4.2.6) at least zinc should be 
already in the standard parameter file.

Also, if you are interested in better zinc coordination parameters, you should look at 
this publication:

and the corresponding files here:

Hope this helps.
Happy dockings!


On 03/09/2016 04:55 AM, Beale, John wrote:
> Good morning,
> I sent a message earlier this morning asking how to add parameters to all of the GPF and DPF files. Well, I figured out how to do that. According to the Autodock webpage, the final step is to inform Autodock that it should use the modified parameters instead of the default ones in the program.
> Can someone tell me how to do this?
> Thanks!
> John M. Beale, Jr.
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