Luís Belo

Independent Researcher

Assistant Professor (since 2008)
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Main publications

  • Rodrigues, D; Jeronimo, C; Henrique, R; Belo, L; Bastos, MD; de Pinho, PG; Carvalho, M. 2016. Biomarkers in bladder cancer: A metabolomic approach using in vitro and ex vivo model systems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER, 139, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.30016
  • Ribeiro, S; Vala, H; Garrido, P; Fernandes, J; Costa, E; Belo, L; Reis, F; Silva, AS. 2015. Recombinant human erythropoietin treatment in a rat model of nephrectomy. VIRCHOWS ARCHIV, 467, DOI:
  • Catarino, C; Coimbra, S; Belo, L; Monteiro, L; Costa, E; Silva, A. 2015. Adjustable gastric banding surgery: Impact on inflammation and iron metabolism. In: Bariatric Surgery: Prevalence, Complications and Impact on Quality of Life. Editor: Mandy Chambers; Nova Science Publishers, NY, 2015, DOI:
  • Almeida, IF; Pinto, AS; Monteiro, C; Monteiro, H; Belo, L; Fernandes, J; Bento, AR; Duarte, TL; Garrido, J; Bahia, MF; Sousa Lobo, JM; Costa, PC. 2015. Protective effect of C-sativa leaf extract against UV mediated-DNA damage in a human keratinocyte cell line. JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY B-BIOLOGY, 144, DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.01.010
  • Sandra Ribeiro; Elisio Costa; Luis Belo; Flavio Reis; Alice Santos-. 2013. rhEPO for the Treatment of Erythropoietin Resistant Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients – Risks and Benefits. Hemodialysis International, DOI: 10.5772/52061
  • Sameiro-Faria, MD; Ribeiro, S; Costa, E; Mendonça, D; Teixeira, L; Rocha-Pereira, P; Fernandes, J; Nascimento, H; Kohlova, M; Reis, F; Amado, L; Bronze-Da-Rocha, E; Miranda, V; Quintanilha, A; Belo, L; Santos-Silva, A. 2013. Risk factors for mortality in hemodialysis patients: Two-year follow-up study. DISEASE MARKERS, 35(6), DOI: 10.1155/2013/518945
  • Elsio Costa; Lus Belo; Alice Santos-Silv. 2012. Neutrophil Activation and Erythrocyte Membrane Protein Composition in Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. ADVANCES IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, DOI: 10.5772/25530
  • Cristina Catarino; Irene Rebelo; Lus Belo; Alexandre Quintanilha; Alice Santos-Silv. 2012. Umbilical Cord Blood Changes in Neonates from a Preeclamptic Pregnancy. From Preconception to Postpartum, DOI: 10.5772/31665
  • NPiloto; HMTeixeira; ETeixeira-Lemos; BParada; PGarrido; JSereno; AFPinto; ECosta; LBelo; ASantos-Silva; RPinto; PCouceiro; PNeto; FXavier; LCarvalho; FTeixeira; FReis. 2010. Erythropoietin doping as cause of sudden death in athletes: an experimental study. Acta medicinae legalis et socialis, DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-0173-1_47
  • NPiloto; HMTeixeira; ETeixeira-Lemos; BParada; PGarrido; JSereno; LFerreira; ECosta; LBelo; ASantos-Silva; PRocha-Pereira; JPego; GMarques; MLourenço; CATavares; RAlves; FTeixeira; FReis. 2010. Toxicological effects of recombinant human erythropoietin doping: chronic versus acute aerobic exercise. Acta medicinae legalis et socialis, DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-0173-1_48
  • Catarino, C; Rebelo, I; Belo, L; Rocha, S; Castro, EB; Patrcio, B; Quintanilha, A; Santos-Silva, A. 2009. Fetal and maternal angiogenic/anti-angiogenic factors in normal and preeclamptic pregnancy. GROWTH FACTORS, 27(6), DOI: 10.3109/08977190903184670
  • Belo, L. 2007. Enhanced thrombotic risk in pregnancy and postpartum: association with CRP elevation?. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 196(2), DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.07.032
  • Xavier, P; Belo, L; Beires, J; Rebelo, I; Martinez-de-Oliveira, J; Lunet, N; Barros, H. 2006. Serum levels of VEGF and TNF-a and their association with C-reactive protein in patients with endometriosis. ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, 273(4), DOI: 10.1007/s00404-005-0080-4
  • Xavier, P; Beires, J; Martinez-de-Oliveira, J; Belo, L; Rebelo, I; Lunet, N; Barros, H. 2005. Are we employing the most effective CA 125 and CA 19-9 cut-off values to detect endometriosis?. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 123(2), DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2005.04.003
  • Santos, R; Freitas, J; Monteiro, A; Belo, L; Castro, E; Rebelo, I; Macedo, M. 2003. Effect of lifestyle modifications in some cardiovascular risk factors in women: A fertile age versus menopause study. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 21, DOI:
  • Santos, R; Freitas, J; Macedo, M; Monteiro, A; Belo, L; Rebelo, I; Castro, E; Feitas, A; Kostner, GM; Kostner, KM. 2002. Homocysteine as a risk factor of atherosclerotic lesion. Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment, DOI:

Main research interests

  • Cardiovascular risk associated with obesity and chronic kidney disease.


  • PhD in Biochemistry, University of Porto, Faculty of Pharmacy (2003)
  • MSc in Medicine, University of Porto, Faculty of Medicine (2014)
  • Graduation in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Porto, Faculty of Pharmacy (1997)