Feroz Papa, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1700 4th St
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-2117
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division

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    Modulating intrinsic beta cell stress to block diabetes pathogenesis
    NIH R01DK129935Aug 15, 2021 - Jun 30, 2025
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Partial Antagonists of IRE1 RNase—‘PAIR’s—to treat Type 1 Diabetes
    NIH U01DK123609Sep 20, 2019 - Jul 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Interventional Targeting of the IRE1alpha-TGFbeta signaling loop in pulmonary fibrosis
    NIH R01HL145037Jan 15, 2019 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Photoreceptor Degeneration
    NIH R01EY027810Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Interrogation of the Roles of Tyrosine Kinases in the Unfolded Protein Response
    NIH R01DK116064Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Developing UPR inhibitory KIRAs into oral antidiabetic beta cell-sparing drugs
    NIH R01DK100623Jan 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Attenuating ER and oxidative stress signaling to reduce cell degeneration in vivo
    NIH R01DK095306Aug 1, 2013 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Targeting epithelial cells to treat pulmonary fibrosis
    NIH P01HL108794Aug 9, 2012 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Expanding beta-cell mass
    NIH U01DK089541Sep 15, 2010 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Cytoprotection of Beta Cells Through Modulation of Ire1Alpha Function
    NIH R01DK080955Apr 1, 2008 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    HTS to discover drugs effecting protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum
    NIH R21DK080321Mar 1, 2008 - Feb 28, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    New Tools to Measure and Correct Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Single Living
    NIH DP2OD001925Sep 30, 2007 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Type 2 Diabetes
    NIH K08DK065671Jul 1, 2004 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. ATP-competitive partial antagonists of the IRE1α RNase segregate outputs of the UPR. Nat Chem Biol. 2021 Sep 23. Feldman HC, Ghosh R, Auyeung VC, Mueller JL, Kim JH, Potter ZE, Vidadala VN, Perera BGK, Olivier A, Backes BJ, Zikherman J, Papa FR, Maly DJ. PMID: 34556859.
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    2. Targeting Adaptive IRE1α Signaling and PLK2 in Multiple Myeloma: Possible Anti-Tumor Mechanisms of KIRA8 and Nilotinib. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Aug 31; 21(17). Yamashita Y, Morita S, Hosoi H, Kobata H, Kishimoto S, Ishibashi T, Mishima H, Kinoshita A, Backes BJ, Yoshiura KI, Papa FR, Sonoki T, Tamura S. PMID: 32878237.
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    3. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor signaling regulates inositol-requiring enzyme 1α activation to protect β-cells against terminal unfolded protein response under irremediable endoplasmic reticulum stress. J Diabetes Investig. 2020 Jul; 11(4):801-813. Ishibashi T, Morita S, Kishimoto S, Uraki S, Takeshima K, Furukawa Y, Inaba H, Ariyasu H, Iwakura H, Furuta H, Nishi M, Papa FR, Akamizu T. PMID: 31925927.
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    4. Parallel Signaling through IRE1α and PERK Regulates Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Growth and Survival. Cancer Res. 2019 12 15; 79(24):6190-6203. Moore PC, Qi JY, Thamsen M, Ghosh R, Peng J, Gliedt MJ, Meza-Acevedo R, Warren RE, Hiniker A, Kim GE, Maly DJ, Backes BJ, Papa FR, Oakes SA. PMID: 31672843.
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    5. Development of a Chemical Toolset for Studying the Paralog-Specific Function of IRE1. ACS Chem Biol. 2019 12 20; 14(12):2595-2605. Feldman HC, Vidadala VN, Potter ZE, Papa FR, Backes BJ, Maly DJ. PMID: 31609569.
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    6. Endoplasmic reticulum stress, degeneration of pancreatic islet β-cells, and therapeutic modulation of the unfolded protein response in diabetes. Mol Metab. 2019 09; 27S:S60-S68. Ghosh R, Colon-Negron K, Papa FR. PMID: 31500832.
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    7. Small Molecules to Improve ER Proteostasis in Disease. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2019 09; 40(9):684-695. Gonzalez-Teuber V, Albert-Gasco H, Auyeung VC, Papa FR, Mallucci GR, Hetz C. PMID: 31377018.
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    8. Chaperone-mediated reflux of secretory proteins to the cytosol during endoplasmic reticulum stress. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 06 04; 116(23):11291-11298. Igbaria A, Merksamer PI, Trusina A, Tilahun F, Johnson JR, Brandman O, Krogan NJ, Weissman JS, Papa FR. PMID: 31101715.
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    9. Small molecule inhibition of IRE1α kinase/RNase has anti-fibrotic effects in the lung. PLoS One. 2019; 14(1):e0209824. Thamsen M, Ghosh R, Auyeung VC, Brumwell A, Chapman HA, Backes BJ, Perara G, Maly DJ, Sheppard D, Papa FR. PMID: 30625178.
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    10. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Require Homeostatic Signaling from the Unfolded Protein Response. The FASEB Journal. 2018 Apr 1; 32:407.12-407.12. Oakes OS, Moore MP, Qi QJ, Warren WR, Thamsen TM, Ghosh GR, Gliedt GM, Hiniker HA, Kim KG, Maly MD, Backes BB, Papa PF. .
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    11. The Unfolded Protein Response and Cell Fate Control. Mol Cell. 2018 01 18; 69(2):169-181. Hetz C, Papa FR. PMID: 29107536.
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    12. Targeting ABL-IRE1α Signaling Spares ER-Stressed Pancreatic β Cells to Reverse Autoimmune Diabetes. Cell Metab. 2017 05 02; 25(5):1207. Morita S, Villalta SA, Feldman HC, Register AC, Rosenthal W, Hoffmann-Petersen IT, Mehdizadeh M, Ghosh R, Wang L, Colon-Negron K, Meza-Acevedo R, Backes BJ, Maly DJ, Bluestone JA, Papa FR. PMID: 28467938.
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    13. Targeting ABL-IRE1α Signaling Spares ER-Stressed Pancreatic β Cells to Reverse Autoimmune Diabetes. Cell Metab. 2017 Apr 04; 25(4):883-897.e8. Morita S, Villalta SA, Feldman HC, Register AC, Rosenthal W, Hoffmann-Petersen IT, Mehdizadeh M, Ghosh R, Wang L, Colon-Negron K, Meza-Acevedo R, Backes BJ, Maly DJ, Bluestone JA, Papa FR. PMID: 28380378.
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    14. All trans retinoic acid depresses the content and activity of the mitochondrial ATP synthase in human keratinocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2017 Jan 08; 482(2):301-304. Papa F, Lippolis R, Sardaro N, Gnoni A, Scacco S. PMID: 27856255.
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    15. Structural and Functional Analysis of the Allosteric Inhibition of IRE1α with ATP-Competitive Ligands. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 08 19; 11(8):2195-205. Feldman HC, Tong M, Wang L, Meza-Acevedo R, Gobillot TA, Lebedev I, Gliedt MJ, Hari SB, Mitra AK, Backes BJ, Papa FR, Seeliger MA, Maly DJ. PMID: 27227314.
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    16. Correction: X-Box Binding Protein 1 (XBP1s) Is a Critical Determinant of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Homoserine Lactone-Mediated Apoptosis. PLoS Pathog. 2016 May; 12(5):e1005628. Valentine CD, Anderson MO, Papa FR, Haggie PM. PMID: 27191388.
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    17. COPA mutations impair ER-Golgi transport and cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease and arthritis. Nat Genet. 2015 Jun; 47(6):654-60. Watkin LB, Jessen B, Wiszniewski W, Vece TJ, Jan M, Sha Y, Thamsen M, Santos-Cortez RL, Lee K, Gambin T, Forbes LR, Law CS, Stray-Pedersen A, Cheng MH, Mace EM, Anderson MS, Liu D, Tang LF, Nicholas SK, Nahmod K, Makedonas G, Canter DL, Kwok PY, Hicks J, Jones KD, Penney S, Jhangiani SN, Rosenblum MD, Dell SD, Waterfield MR, Papa FR, Muzny DM, Zaitlen N, Leal SM, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Baylor-Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics , Boerwinkle E, Eissa NT, Gibbs RA, Lupski JR, Orange JS, Shum AK. PMID: 25894502.
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    18. Druggable sensors of the unfolded protein response. Nat Chem Biol. 2014 Nov; 10(11):892-901. Maly DJ, Papa FR. PMID: 25325700.
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    19. The role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in human pathology. Annu Rev Pathol. 2015; 10:173-94. Oakes SA, Papa FR. PMID: 25387057.
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    20. Allosteric inhibition of the IRE1α RNase preserves cell viability and function during endoplasmic reticulum stress. Cell. 2014 Jul 31; 158(3):534-48. Ghosh R, Wang L, Wang ES, Perera BG, Igbaria A, Morita S, Prado K, Thamsen M, Caswell D, Macias H, Weiberth KF, Gliedt MJ, Alavi MV, Hari SB, Mitra AK, Bhhatarai B, Schürer SC, Snapp EL, Gould DB, German MS, Backes BJ, Maly DJ, Oakes SA, Papa FR. PMID: 25018104.
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    21. Feroz Papa: Saving cells from themselves. J Cell Biol. 2014 Mar 03; 204(5):628-9. Sedwick C, Papa F. PMID: 24590168.
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    22. Establishment of a system for monitoring endoplasmic reticulum redox state in mammalian cells. Lab Invest. 2013 Nov; 93(11):1254-8. Kanekura K, Ishigaki S, Merksamer PI, Papa FR, Urano F. PMID: 24042438.
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    23. X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1s) is a critical determinant of Pseudomonas aeruginosa homoserine lactone-mediated apoptosis. PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(8):e1003576. Valentine CD, Anderson MO, Papa FR, Haggie PM. PMID: 23990788.
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    24. Cleaved cytokeratin-18 is a mechanistically informative biomarker in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Res. 2012 Nov 20; 13:105. Cha SI, Ryerson CJ, Lee JS, Kukreja J, Barry SS, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Kim DS, Papa FR, Collard HR, Wolters PJ. PMID: 23167970.
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    25. Divergent allosteric control of the IRE1α endoribonuclease using kinase inhibitors. Nat Chem Biol. 2012 Dec; 8(12):982-9. Wang L, Perera BG, Hari SB, Bhhatarai B, Backes BJ, Seeliger MA, Schürer SC, Oakes SA, Papa FR, Maly DJ. PMID: 23086298.
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    26. IRE1α cleaves select microRNAs during ER stress to derepress translation of proapoptotic Caspase-2. Science. 2012 Nov 09; 338(6108):818-22. Upton JP, Wang L, Han D, Wang ES, Huskey NE, Lim L, Truitt M, McManus MT, Ruggero D, Goga A, Papa FR, Oakes SA. PMID: 23042294.
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    27. Endoplasmic reticulum stress, pancreatic β-cell degeneration, and diabetes. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2012 Sep 01; 2(9):a007666. Papa FR. PMID: 22951443.
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    28. IRE1α induces thioredoxin-interacting protein to activate the NLRP3 inflammasome and promote programmed cell death under irremediable ER stress. Cell Metab. 2012 Aug 08; 16(2):250-64. Lerner AG, Upton JP, Praveen PV, Ghosh R, Nakagawa Y, Igbaria A, Shen S, Nguyen V, Backes BJ, Heiman M, Heintz N, Greengard P, Hui S, Tang Q, Trusina A, Oakes SA, Papa FR. PMID: 22883233.
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    29. IRE1-dependent activation of AMPK in response to nitric oxide. Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Nov; 31(21):4286-97. Meares GP, Hughes KJ, Naatz A, Papa FR, Urano F, Hansen PA, Benveniste EN, Corbett JA. PMID: 21896783.
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    30. Signaling cell death from the endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2011 Apr; 23(2):143-9. Shore GC, Papa FR, Oakes SA. PMID: 21146390.
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    31. The UPR and cell fate at a glance. J Cell Sci. 2010 Apr 01; 123(Pt 7):1003-6. Merksamer PI, Papa FR. PMID: 20332117.
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    32. Spontaneous development of endoplasmic reticulum stress that can lead to diabetes mellitus is associated with higher calcium-independent phospholipase A2 expression: a role for regulation by SREBP-1. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 26; 285(9):6693-705. Lei X, Zhang S, Barbour SE, Bohrer A, Ford EL, Koizumi A, Papa FR, Ramanadham S. PMID: 20032468.
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    33. IRE1alpha kinase activation modes control alternate endoribonuclease outputs to determine divergent cell fates. Cell. 2009 Aug 07; 138(3):562-75. Han D, Lerner AG, Vande Walle L, Upton JP, Xu W, Hagen A, Backes BJ, Oakes SA, Papa FR. PMID: 19665977.
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    34. IRE1a Kinase Activation Modes Control Alternate Endoribonuclease Outputs to Determine Divergent Cell Fates. Journal of End-to-End-testing. 2009 Aug 7; 138(3):562-575. Han HD, Lerner LA, Vande Walle VL, Upton UJ, Xu XW, Hagen HA, Backes BB, Oakes OS, Papa PF. .
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    35. IRE1a Kinase Activation Modes Control Alternate Endoribonuclease Outputs to Determine Divergent Cell Fates. Journal of End-to-End-testing. 2009 Aug 7; 138(33):562-575. Han HD, Lerner LA, Vande Walle VL, Upton UJ, Xu XW, Hagen HA, Backes BB, Oakes OS, Papa PF. .
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    36. Rationalizing translation attenuation in the network architecture of the unfolded protein response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 23; 105(51):20280-5. Trusina A, Papa FR, Tang C. PMID: 19075238.
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    37. Real-time redox measurements during endoplasmic reticulum stress reveal interlinked protein folding functions. Cell. 2008 Nov 28; 135(5):933-47. Merksamer PI, Trusina A, Papa FR. PMID: 19026441.
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    38. Caspase-2 cleavage of BID is a critical apoptotic signal downstream of endoplasmic reticulum stress. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Jun; 28(12):3943-51. Upton JP, Austgen K, Nishino M, Coakley KM, Hagen A, Han D, Papa FR, Oakes SA. PMID: 18426910.
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    39. Translation Attenuation Mechanism in Unfolded Protein Response. Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales. 2008 Jan 1; 83-90. Trusina TA, Papa PF, Tang TC. .
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    40. A kinase inhibitor activates the IRE1alpha RNase to confer cytoprotection against ER stress. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Jan 25; 365(4):777-83. Han D, Upton JP, Hagen A, Callahan J, Oakes SA, Papa FR. PMID: 18035051.
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    41. Intracellular signaling by the unfolded protein response. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2006; 22:487-508. Bernales S, Papa FR, Walter P. PMID: 16822172.
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    42. On the mechanism of sensing unfolded protein in the endoplasmic reticulum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec 27; 102(52):18773-84. Credle JJ, Finer-Moore JS, Papa FR, Stroud RM, Walter P. PMID: 16365312.
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    43. Bypassing a kinase activity with an ATP-competitive drug. Science. 2003 Nov 28; 302(5650):1533-7. Papa FR, Zhang C, Shokat K, Walter P. PMID: 14564015.
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    44. Interaction of the Doa4 deubiquitinating enzyme with the yeast 26S proteasome. Mol Biol Cell. 1999 Mar; 10(3):741-56. Papa FR, Amerik AY, Hochstrasser M. PMID: 10069815.
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    45. An evolutionarily conserved gene on human chromosome 5q33-q34, UBH1, encodes a novel deubiquitinating enzyme. Genomics. 1998 May 01; 49(3):411-8. Hansen-Hagge TE, Janssen JW, Hameister H, Papa FR, Zechner U, Seriu T, Jauch A, Becke D, Hochstrasser M, Bartram CR. PMID: 9615226.
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    46. DUB-1, a deubiquitinating enzyme with growth-suppressing activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Apr 16; 93(8):3275-9. Zhu Y, Carroll M, Papa FR, Hochstrasser M, D'Andrea AD. PMID: 8622927.
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    47. The yeast SEN3 gene encodes a regulatory subunit of the 26S proteasome complex required for ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation in vivo. Mol Cell Biol. 1995 Nov; 15(11):6311-21. DeMarini DJ, Papa FR, Swaminathan S, Ursic D, Rasmussen TP, Culbertson MR, Hochstrasser M. PMID: 7565784.
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    48. The DOA pathway: studies on the functions and mechanisms of ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1995; 60:503-13. Hochstrasser M, Papa FR, Chen P, Swaminathan S, Johnson P, Stillman L, Amerik AY, Li SJ. PMID: 8824423.
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    49. The yeast DOA4 gene encodes a deubiquitinating enzyme related to a product of the human tre-2 oncogene. Nature. 1993 Nov 25; 366(6453):313-9. Papa FR, Hochstrasser M. PMID: 8247125.
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