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RAbD with N-term,Proline-like ncaa returns segmentation fault during CCDEndsGraftMover

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RAbD with N-term,Proline-like ncaa returns segmentation fault during CCDEndsGraftMover

Recently I'm stumbling with rosetta RAbD application (version 2020.08.61146) in hope to modify an antibody whose antigen containing a non-canonical,N-term, and PRO-like aa ,namely the pyroglutamic acid in its epitope. 

I generated params file according tutorials in :,with input mol file below.

the product params runs properly during dock,relax,and RAbD's seq_design mode (except for wrong number in N-term hydrogen adding). but when doing graft design ,the application failed during CCDEndsGraftMover with a segmentation fault.


I had a series of attempts to solve the problem:

I fixed the patch file in  database/chemical/residue_type_sets/fa_standard( and centroid ) /patches .

I tried to use Pro's centroid Params for this one. I tried to modify the  ICOOR_INTERNAL lines so as to make the fold tree grows from CA (rather than from N , as the python script generated)  ,adding virtual N and cut_bonds(as Pro's params does) .

I tried to change the value of NBR_RADIUS.  

I even tried to modifying the params directly from PRO's by adding an acyl-oxgen atoms. 


Below are two files I finally got. Sadly neither of them works.  Due to limit error message, it's quite hard for me to debug the 'segmentation fault'.


Can anyone give it a look and help me out ?

thank you very much.

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Sun, 2022-02-06 19:09

This will be tricky.  Can you attach a full log of the crash?  I shoud be able to track it down from that.  

Sun, 2022-02-06 20:23

here is the crash log. 

please note that  warning in line 17-19,30,109-112,129 and 292-296 existed even if I had removed the NCAA

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Mon, 2022-02-07 09:04

Thanks.  Is there anything in Rosetta_crash.log?  Are you able to try running it in debug mode? 

Mon, 2022-02-07 09:40

crash log is here.  seems no valuable information.

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Tue, 2022-02-08 18:14

I don't know how to run a debug mode. I'm searching for how to run it.

btw,I can offer the files needed  for bug-repeating, would you need them?  

Mon, 2022-02-07 22:33


I added a flag: -out:level 500 to my original commands(/opt/rosetta_bin_linux_2020.08.61146_bundle/main/source/bin/antibody_designer.mpi.linuxgccrelease -s complex_3.pdb -primary_cdrs H1 -graft_design_cdrs H1 -do_dock -nstruct 1 -overwrite -constant_seed ).

but the file is larger than the size-limit of rosetta common. here is the last 7500 lines.

Is there anything useful? would you mind if I send the full log  to your mailbox?

thank you for your kindly guide! 

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Tue, 2022-02-08 18:13

Hi, I checked the logfile and find some creepy traces:

here are some lines indicating trouble with processing my ncaa:

core.chemical.Patch: (0) successfully patched: PCA to: DPCA
core.chemical.GlobalResidueTypeSet: (0) Residue 'PCA' not found in pdb components file, but is in regular ResidueTypeSet. Ignoring components.
core.chemical.GlobalResidueTypeSet: (0) Attempted to load 'PCA' from PDB components dictionary, but the appropriate entry wasn't found. (0) Match: 'PCA:NtermProteinFull'; missing 7 coordinates (0) [ WARNING ] discarding 1 atoms at position 123 in file complex_3.pdb. Best match rsd_type:  PCA:NtermProteinFull
Warning!  Unable to find countpair representatives for restype PCA

and here is the last error-like message  before segmentation fault:

core.conformation.Conformation: (0) Residue 148 is not a branch point!

core.conformation.Conformation: (0) Residue 221 is not a branch point!

may they have anything to do with the bug?

Wed, 2022-02-09 19:39

I would wager that the pyro-glu is an artifact of crystallization. Unless you have specific knowledge that the pyro-glu is critical to the function of the antigen, I suggest you mutate it back to Gln and proceed on your way with the natural AA.

Mon, 2022-02-07 09:39

there are  actually experimental evidences on the critical role of  this pyro-glu . After the enzyme catalysing this PTM knocked out , this antigen almost loses its function. 



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