FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

SELICK HAROLD E
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc [ PTGX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O PROTAGONIST THERAPEUTICS, INC., 7707 GATEWAY BLVD., SUITE 140
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/28/2020
(Street)

NEWARK, CA 94560
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4)10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4)11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy) $16.54 5/28/2020  A   15000     (1)5/27/2030 Common Stock 15000 $0.00 15000 D  

Explanation of Responses:
(1) The shares subject to this option shall vest at the earlier of (i) May 28, 2021, or (ii) the date of the 2021 Annual Meeting of stockholders of the Issuer, subject to the non-employee director's continuous service with the Issuer through such dates. The shares subject to this option will vest in full upon completion of a Change in Control (as defined in the Issuer's 2016 Equity Incentive Plan).

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
SELICK HAROLD E
C/O PROTAGONIST THERAPEUTICS, INC.
7707 GATEWAY BLVD., SUITE 140
NEWARK, CA 94560
X



Signatures
/s/ Donald Kalkofen, Attorney-in-Fact for Harold E. Selick5/29/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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