Accepted name: protoporphyrinogen IX dehydrogenase (quinone)
Reaction: protoporphyrinogen IX + 3 quinone = protoporphyrin IX + 3 quinol
Other name(s): HemG; protoporphyrinogen IX dehydrogenase (menaquinone)
Systematic name: protoporphyrinogen IX:quinone oxidoreductase
Comments: Contains FMN. The enzyme participates in heme b biosynthesis. In the bacterium Escherichia coli it interacts with either ubiquinone or menaquinone, depending on whether the organism grows aerobically or anaerobically.
1.  Boynton, T.O., Daugherty, L.E., Dailey, T.A. and Dailey, H.A. Identification of Escherichia coli HemG as a novel, menadione-dependent flavodoxin with protoporphyrinogen oxidase activity. Biochemistry 48 (2009) 6705–6711. [PMID: 19583219]
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[EC created 2010, modified 2020]