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Adelino F. Leite-Moreira

Department of Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Faculty of Medicine

University of Porto




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  • Department of Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. 2000 - 2011
  • Laboratory of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Alameda Professor Hernâni Monteiro, Portugal. 1999 - 2007
  • Serviço de Fisiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. 2002 - 2004


  1. Modulation of myocardial stiffness by beta-adrenergic stimulation - its role in normal and failing heart. Falcao-Pires, I., Fontes-Sousa, A.P., Lopes-Conceiçao, L., Brás-Silva, C., Leite-Moreira, A.F. Physiol. Res (2011) [Pubmed]
  2. Toll-like receptors as therapeutic targets in gastrointestinal diseases. Pimentel-Nunes, P., Soares, J.B., Roncon-Albuquerque, R., Dinis-Ribeiro, M., Leite-Moreira, A.F. Expert Opin. Ther. Targets (2010) [Pubmed]
  3. Physiological, pathological and potential therapeutic roles of ghrelin. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Soares, J.B. Drug Discov. Today (2007) [Pubmed]
  4. Left atrial stiffness and its implications for cardiac function. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Oliveira, S.M., Marino, P. Future. Cardiol (2007) [Pubmed]
  5. Angiotensin II acutely decreases myocardial stiffness: a novel AT1, PKC and Na+/H+ exchanger-mediated effect. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Castro-Chaves, P., Pimentel-Nunes, P., Lima-Carneiro, A., Guerra, M.S., Soares, J.B., Ferreira-Martins, J. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  6. Current perspectives in diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure. Leite-Moreira, A.F. Heart (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Inotropic effects of ETB receptor stimulation and their modulation by endocardial endothelium, NO, and prostaglandins. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Brás-Silva, C. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  8. Genetic polymorphisms and stroke risk. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Roncon-Albuquerque, R. Rev. Port. Cardiol (2004) [Pubmed]
  9. ET-1 increases distensibility of acutely loaded myocardium: a novel ETA and Na+/H+ exchanger-mediated effect. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Bras-Silva, C., Pedrosa, C.A., Rocha-Sousa, A.A. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  10. Modulation of the positive inotropic effect of pyruvate by energetic substrate availability. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Castro-Chaves, P., Roncon-Albuquerque, R., Guerra, M.S., Lima-Carneiro, A. Acta. Cardiol (2003) [Pubmed]
  11. Modulation of myocardial function by pyruvate. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Guerra, M.S., Castro-Chaves, P., Roncon-Alburquerque, J.R., Pinho, P., Pinheiro-Torres, J.L., Bastos, P.T. Rev. Port. Cardiol (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. Myocardial effects of ETB receptor stimulation. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Brás-Silva, C., Pedrosa, C. Rev. Port. Cardiol (2002) [Pubmed]
  13. Load as an acute determinant of end-diastolic pressure-volume relation. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Correia-Pinto, J. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  14. The physiology of left ventricular pressure fall. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Gillebert, T.C. Rev. Port. Cardiol (2000) [Pubmed]
  15. Load dependence of left ventricular contraction and relaxation. Effects of caffeine. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Correia-Pinto, J., Gillebert, T.C. Basic Res. Cardiol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  16. Afterload induced changes in myocardial relaxation: a mechanism for diastolic dysfunction. Leite-Moreira, A.F., Correia-Pinto, J., Gillebert, T.C. Cardiovasc. Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
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