IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: p-benzoquinone reductase (NADPH)

Reaction: NADPH + H+ + p-benzoquinone = NADP+ + hydroquinone

For diagram of reaction click here.

Systematic name: NADPH:p-benzoquinone oxidoreductase

Comments: Involved in the 4-nitrophenol degradation pathway in bacteria.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number:


1. Spain, J.C. and Gibson, D.T. Pathway for bioremediation of p-nitrophenol in a Moraxella sp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57 (1991) 812-819.

[EC created 2000]

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