This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-NH group of donors with a quinone or similar compounds as acceptors. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-proline:quinone oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include L-proline dehydrogenase, and L-proline:(acceptor) oxidoreductase. This enzyme participates in arginine and proline metabolism. It employs one cofactor, FAD.