Which of the following is a commercial blood cholesterol lowering agent?

A) Lipases

B) Cyclosporin A

C) Statin

D) Streptokinase

Answer: C) Statin

Explanation: Statin is extracted from the fungus Monascus purpureus. It acts as a competitive inhibitor of an enzyme HMG CoA reductase, responsible for cholesterol synthesis. Lipases are fat-digesting enzymes, cyclosporin A is an immunosuppressant and streptokinase is used to dissolve blood clots from the blood vessels.

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