|GridMAT-MD is a simple program, written in Perl, designed to analyze two important parameters in simulations of lipid bilayers - area per lipid headgroup (APL) and bilayer thickness. The program is particularly useful in the case of an embedded membrane protein, as the program can calculate the APL, while still compensating for the lateral area occupied by the protein at the intersection with the membrane interface.|
|We are making GridMAT-MD available to the public, free of charge, under the terms and conditions of the GNU Public License (GPL). A copy of the license is included with the program. Click "Download" to get a copy of GridMAT-MD! Documentation is included, but if you just want a copy of the most up-to-date User's Guide, it can be downloaded separately here.
We hope that you will find GridMAT-MD useful. We believe it to be superior to most current methods of analyzing simulated bilayers and membrane protein systems for several reasons:
A parallel version of GridMAT-MD has been developed by a GridMAT-MD user and is avaliable here.
If you download GridMAT-MD and use it in any publications, we ask that you cite the following reference:
W. J. Allen, J. A. Lemkul, and D. R. Bevan. (2009) "GridMAT-MD: A Grid-based Membrane Analysis Tool for Use With Molecular Dynamics." J. Comput. Chem. 30 (12): 1952-1958.
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