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Thus, examining the role of NFκB in arterial stiffness, and identifying novel interventions to modulate NFκB expression are promising [20, 34]. For example, inhibition of NFκB in older animals improves endothelium-dependent dilation via a NO-dependent mechanism. This finding indirectly suggests NFκB contributes to age-related aortic stiffness by reducing NO bioavailability and impairing endothelial function. As such, anti-inflammatory interventions may lead to reductions in aortic stiffness. Nitric Oxide (NO) Impaired endothelium-dependent dilation is a key functional outcome contributing to arterial stiffness.