GridMAT-MD specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_12892
Name GridMAT-MD
Alternative name Grid based Membrane Analysis Tool for use with Molecular Dynamics
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Only two files are needed as input for this program; a GROMACS-format coordinate file that contains a lipid bilayer that is oriented normal to the z-axis, and a parameter file that contains user-specified information about the coordinate file, desired output, and other parameters.
Output data It generates two types of data: a two-dimensional contour plot depicting membrane thickness, and a polygon-based tessellation of the individual lipid headgroups.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Perl
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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GridMAT-MD institution(s)
Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
GridMAT-MD funding source(s)
Macromolecular Interfaces with Life Sciences (MILES); Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT); National Science Foundation. Grant Number: DGE-0333378; Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS)

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